The magnificent creature in the videos and pictures in this post is a male humpback whale. Both male and female humpback whales vocalize but it's the males that produce the beautiful, long songs that are among the most awe-inspiring sounds on earth. Males can sing continuously for up to 24 hours. They don't have vocal cords, but rather force air through their nasal cavities to produce their songs.
Scientists hypothesize that they may sing to attract females or challenge other males. They sing a different song during feeding season - one that lures fish into their bubble nets.
Here's one more video for your enjoyment. It demonstrates their beauty, intelligence and ability to cooperate. So fascinating.
If you would like to view more videos of whales The Oceania Project has a YouTube channel with a very nice selection. You can get there by clicking here.