This image was taken shooting up from the tail area of a Humpback Whale. In difference to other mammals, a whale does not breath through its mouth. A whale's blowhole is the nose. So, whales open their blowhole and exhale air explosively when they surface. What you can see from from this photo is the two water spouts going to the left and right from each nostril just after coming up from below. The image was captured in the Patagonia area of Chile (1/12).
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