Museum-quality breaching humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) model – Resin ornament. Part of our whale collection, this large figure (29x21x31cm) strikes a pose of action frozen in time, as the whale emerges from the sea.
The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is known for breaching and other distinctive surface behaviours, making it popular with whale watchers. Males produce a complex song lasting 10 to 20 minutes, which they repeat for hours at a time. All the males in a group will produce the same song, which is different each season.
Found in oceans and seas around the world, humpback whales typically migrate up to 25,000 km (16,000 mi) each year. They feed in polar waters and migrate to tropical or subtropical waters to breed and give birth, fasting and living off their fat reserves. Their diet consists mostly of krill and small fish. Humpbacks have a diverse repertoire of feeding methods, including the bubble net technique.
These museum-quality Humpback Whale models are hand-painted and hand distressed. The surface of these whale ornaments are detailed for the sake of anatomical realism. This wonderful statement piece is beautifully tactile and It will make a talking point in any classic or modern household, office or cabinet of curiosities. Each piece is unique and slightly different from any other made by the same process.