These rare photos of Migaloo the albino humpback whale are astonishing

Illustration for article titled These rare photos of Migaloo the albino humpback whale are astonishing

About a year ago we told you about Migaloo, the only documented white humpback whale in the world. Unfortunately, the only pictures we had were grainy and taken from a low angle. So just wait until you get a load of these new photos.

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Migaloo was first spotted in 1991 along the Queensland coast in Australia. The whale, whose name means "white fella," is protected under Australian law and has gained a following of people eager to share their images of the extraordinary specimen.

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Illustration for article titled These rare photos of Migaloo the albino humpback whale are astonishing

Photo credit: Migaloo White Whale.

Illustration for article titled These rare photos of Migaloo the albino humpback whale are astonishing

Photo credit: Tom Lancashire

Illustration for article titled These rare photos of Migaloo the albino humpback whale are astonishing
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Photo credit: Hnz Chen

Illustration for article titled These rare photos of Migaloo the albino humpback whale are astonishing
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Photo credit: John Edward

Illustration for article titled These rare photos of Migaloo the albino humpback whale are astonishing
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Photo credit: Jim McLean

And an amazing video showing an encounter:

Via My Modern Met where you can find more photos.

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Dr Emilio Lizardo

Why didn't they name it Moby Dick?