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Hiroya Minakuchi studied Marine Biology in University and then worked as an editor in the field of natural science for a publishing company before becoming a freelance wildlife photographer. He has been taking photos and researching Whales and Dolphins for more than 35 years all over the world. He has recently traveled to the Arctic, Antarctic region and tropical rain forest to research environmental change of this planet.

He has published more than 50 books including "Encyclopedia of Whales and Dolphins", "Encyclopedia of Galapagos", "Orca", "Amazon Dolphin", "Whale Odyssey", "Big Blue", "Nature Photo Guide" and most of which he also edited.
Flower Hat Jelly (Olindias formosa), native to Brazil, Argentina and Japan  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270427 Flower Hat Jelly (Olindias formosa), native to Brazil, Argentina and Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) group walking in water, Falkland Islands  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270134 Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) group walking in water, Falkland Islands© Hiroya Minakuchi
Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) surfacing, Azores Islands, Portugal  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270026 Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) surfacing, Azores Islands, Portugal© Hiroya Minakuchi
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Cape Cod, Massachusetts  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270322 Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Cape Cod, Massachusetts© Hiroya Minakuchi
Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) pair in sea anemone tentacles, Celebes Sea  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00429998 Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) pair in sea anemone tentacles, Celebes Sea© Hiroya Minakuchi
Spangle Swallowtail (Papilio protenor) butterfly, Japan  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00534219 Spangle Swallowtail (Papilio protenor) butterfly, Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) baby in snow, Jigokudani, Japan  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00534263 Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) baby in snow, Jigokudani, Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Snail (Euhadra peliomphala) on Hydrangea (Hydrangea sp) flower, Japan  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00540697 Snail (Euhadra peliomphala) on Hydrangea (Hydrangea sp) flower, Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Orca (Orcinus orca) juvenile jumping, Hokkaido, Japan
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00558320 Orca (Orcinus orca) juvenile jumping, Hokkaido, Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) bulls fighting, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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00558361 Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) bulls fighting, Amboseli National Park, Kenya© Hiroya Minakuchi
Panther Chameleon (Chamaeleo pardalis), Madagascar
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00560747 Panther Chameleon (Chamaeleo pardalis), Madagascar© Hiroya Minakuchi
Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas), Costa Rica
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00568618 Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas), Costa Rica© Hiroya Minakuchi
Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) feeding on Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) after washing it, Miyazaki, Japan
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00573983 Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) feeding on Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) after washing it, Miyazaki, Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea) underwater portrait, South Australia  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270040 Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea) underwater portrait, South Australia© Hiroya Minakuchi
Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) in Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) host tentacles, Celebes Sea  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00429996 Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) in Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) host tentacles, Celebes Sea© Hiroya Minakuchi
Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) calf swimming near water surface, Ogasawara Island, Japan  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00455747 Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) calf swimming near water surface, Ogasawara Island, Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) juvenile playing with branch, native to Sumatra  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00545055 Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) juvenile playing with branch, native to Sumatra© Hiroya Minakuchi
Atlantic Sailfish (Istiophorus albicans), Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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00556294 Atlantic Sailfish (Istiophorus albicans), Isla Mujeres, Mexico© Hiroya Minakuchi
Jellyfish (Spirocodon saltator), Japan
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00558312 Jellyfish (Spirocodon saltator), Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), Rio Negro, Brazil
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00558313 Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), Rio Negro, Brazil© Hiroya Minakuchi
Japanese Firefly (Luciola cruciata) group lighting up at night in forest, Shikoku, Japan
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00562029 Japanese Firefly (Luciola cruciata) group lighting up at night in forest, Shikoku, Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Orca (Orcinus orca) female surfacing, Monterey Bay, California
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00570974 Orca (Orcinus orca) female surfacing, Monterey Bay, California© Hiroya Minakuchi
Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) juveniles playing, South Georgia Island  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00534222 Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) juveniles playing, South Georgia Island© Hiroya Minakuchi
Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) group, Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00499561 Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) group, Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica© Hiroya Minakuchi
Borneo Pygmy Elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) mother and calf feeding, Borneo, Malaysia  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00498794 Borneo Pygmy Elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) mother and calf feeding, Borneo, Malaysia© Hiroya Minakuchi
Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) leaping out of water, New Zealand  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270160 Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) leaping out of water, New Zealand© Hiroya Minakuchi
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) feeding on school of snappers, Bahamas, Caribbean  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270195 Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) feeding on school of snappers, Bahamas, Caribbean© Hiroya Minakuchi
Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) silhouetted by surface sunlight, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270037 Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) silhouetted by surface sunlight, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador© Hiroya Minakuchi
Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) underwater portrait, Gulfo Nuevo, Peninsula Valdez, Argentina  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270066 Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) underwater portrait, Gulfo Nuevo, Peninsula Valdez, Argentina© Hiroya Minakuchi
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd, Okavango Delta, Botswana  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00531200 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd, Okavango Delta, Botswana© Hiroya Minakuchi
Lion's Mane (Cyanea capillata) jellyfish Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270086 Lion's Mane (Cyanea capillata) jellyfish Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada© Hiroya Minakuchi
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) pod bubble net feeding, southeast Alaska  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270176 Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) pod bubble net feeding, southeast Alaska© Hiroya Minakuchi
Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) whale blowing toroidal bubble ring, Shimane Aquarium, Japan  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270187 Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) whale blowing toroidal bubble ring, Shimane Aquarium, Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) flock flying over lake, South Africa  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00531224 Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) flock flying over lake, South Africa© Hiroya Minakuchi
Panther Chameleon (Chamaeleo pardalis) portrait, native to Madagascar  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00521834 Panther Chameleon (Chamaeleo pardalis) portrait, native to Madagascar© Hiroya Minakuchi
Orca (Orcinus orca) mother and newborn baby, Sea World, Kamogawa, Japan  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270190 Orca (Orcinus orca) mother and newborn baby, Sea World, Kamogawa, Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) trio predating on school of snappers, Bahamas, Caribbean  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270197 Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) trio predating on school of snappers, Bahamas, Caribbean© Hiroya Minakuchi
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) feeding on Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchling, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00270259 Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) feeding on Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchling, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador© Hiroya Minakuchi
Mangroves, Kinabatangan River, Malaysia  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00486074 Mangroves, Kinabatangan River, Malaysia© Hiroya Minakuchi
Stag Beetle (Odontolabis cypri), Malaysia  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00486093 Stag Beetle (Odontolabis cypri), Malaysia© Hiroya Minakuchi
Orca (Orcinus orca) calf breaching, Prince William Sound, Alaska  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00487188 Orca (Orcinus orca) calf breaching, Prince William Sound, Alaska© Hiroya Minakuchi
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) surfacing, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00517683 Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) surfacing, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico© Hiroya Minakuchi
Sandstone butte, Utah  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00531232 Sandstone butte, Utah© Hiroya Minakuchi
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) encounter with whale watchers, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00517699 Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) encounter with whale watchers, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico© Hiroya Minakuchi
Iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00517720 Iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica© Hiroya Minakuchi
Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), Falkland Islands  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00517725 Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), Falkland Islands© Hiroya Minakuchi
Coastal mountains and ice floes, Greenland  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00519155 Coastal mountains and ice floes, Greenland© Hiroya Minakuchi
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) flying, Hokkaido, Japan  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00534273 White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) flying, Hokkaido, Japan© Hiroya Minakuchi
Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), Rio Negro, Brazil  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00521799 Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), Rio Negro, Brazil© Hiroya Minakuchi
Waterfall on New River, West Virginia  -  Hiroya Minakuchi
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00531191 Waterfall on New River, West Virginia© Hiroya Minakuchi
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