The above photo has been leaping around the Internet in relation to recent LBI Humpback Whale action, with many references claiming it to be a recent sighting in Ship Bottom. Alert Readers have sent it to me a hundred times over.
It is not my photo, and I don’t have permission to post, but we can safely assume that the talented Melissa Pelaez will appreciate us pointing out that she, a Tuna Researcher, shot this famous photo in Panama, way back in the Summer in 2012!
But don’t let the foto fraud burst your bubble. The good news is, there actually is no need to steal old photos of faraway Humpbacks to get your Whale on. LBI is experiencing an epic Humpback Whale Migration Season with some Whales coming so close to shore, you could capture the action with your cell phone.