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Moby's cousin? Rare white humpback whale spotted

Sep. 30, 2011 at 8:34 AM ET

Wayne Fewings / GBRMPA via AFP - Getty Images /

Call him Ishmael: A man on an outing with his family took this dramatic photo of a rare white humpback whale calf breaching near Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Sept. 24.

Believed to be just a few weeks old, the baby albino humpback was seen by Wayne Fewings. "We were just drifting when I noticed the smaller whale in the pod was white. I couldn't believe my eyes," Fewings said, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.

"Then the white calf approached my boat, seeming to want to check us out. I was just so amazed at seeing this animal, it made me think how truly astounding the Great Barrier Reef is."

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