This is a Southern hemisphere humpback whale calf (Megaptera novaeangliae australis) executing a fancy flipper move, backlit with dramatic morning light.
When I showed this photograph to friends in Thailand, they immediately noted the similarity of his pectoral position to the elegant hand position that starts the Ram Wong dance. (see images). I can definitely see it!
Calves twist, twirl and play in order to master movement in their 3-dimensional world. As you can see here, elongated pectoral fins on humpback whales aren't just pretty appendages. They are practical tools, certainly for more than maneuvering, but agility in motion is one of their primary functions.
This is a Limited Edition Collector's Print in a series of 50. Each print is numbered and chopped with my logo. Sizes listed are the dimensions of the printed image in inches (see FAQ for equivalent sizes in centimeters). There is an additional white border around the image to allow for framing. A complete list of image and paper sizes can be found in the FAQ.