National Geographic : 1940 Jan
THE NATIONAl GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE r I r i -.- ~: , - _ © National Geographic Society Painting by Else Bostelniann TURNED ON HER SIDE, A MOTHER HUMPBACK WHALE NURSES HER CALF This position brings the teats above the surface. Later the baby will be able to nurse under water. Whale milk is yellowish and oily. The Humpback in the foreground is seen from above, showing the two slitlike blowholes, or nostrils, and the fleshy knobs on the snout. In the background a Humpback leaps clear of the water, one of the most spectacular maneuvers performed by any whale. This animal is widely distributed in the oceans of the world.