<p>Humpback whales jump out of the water in Cabo San Lucas Bar, Mexico. This display is called breaching.</p>

Humpback whales jump out of the water in Cabo San Lucas Bar, Mexico. This display is called breaching.

Photograph by Ricardo Nieto, National Geographic Your Shot

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