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    During a trip to the islands of the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga, located in the South Pacific, professional photographer and diver Mikhail Korostelev managed to swim with humpback whales.

    A video shows a humpback whale that was in a playful mood giving a high-five to the diver.

    The average length of a humpback whale is 14 meters (46 feet), although the largest individuals can reach up to 17-18 meters (55-59 feet) in length.

    The average weight of a humpback whale is 30 tons.

    This type of whale is considered one of the most energetic and acrobatic. Humpback are well-known for their amazing jumps from the water, attracting the attention of tourists from all over the world.


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