Photographer's Note

The visit to the Sanctuary of the Humpback Whales in the bay of Samana is one of the most beautiful excursions in the Dominican Republic where every year, between December And March, about 2,000 humpback whales come to reproduce in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.rnrnUntil recently, it was believed that only 85% of the Atlantic humpback whales were born in Dominican waters and returned annually to mate and breed. But a recent study revealed that all populations of the Atlantic come to reproduce here. Humpback whales that come from the seas of Iceland, Greenland, Canada, and North America come to the Caribbean Sea to give birth and seek a mate in the hot water. From January to March, thousands remain in Samana Bay.

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