Photo by @BrianSkerry
A Southern Right Whale swims over the sandy sea floor in New Zealand's Auckland Islands (sub Antarctic). Their cousins, the North Atlantic Right Whales, are the most endangered whale on Earth and though the Southern Rights are also endangered, their populations have increased better (since the whaling days) due to the fact they they live further away from industrialization and are less likely to be hit by ships or entangled in fishing gear.
Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo. To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
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