Brandon Michael Witness to Humpback Whale Birthing

January 13, 2009 Brandon Michael witnesses the birthing of a Humpback Whale at Makena Landing on Maui.


Look closely and you can see the head of the baby just poking out of the mother. Just after this photo the baby was expelled out into the air and the ocean.

Brandon Michael narative on YouTube.


Version of narative with documenting photo embedded.

Photographs Copyright Brandon Michael

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 Friends of Makena State Park was formally formed in 2003 to assist the Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources in the stewardship of  Makena State Park.

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