Whales are majestic, misunderstood creatures—and when they come to the surface from the ocean depths, it’s an awesome experience.

1: Glacier Bay, Alaska

2: Juneau, Alaska

3: Monterey Bay, California

4: San Juan Islands, Washington

5: Bar Harbor, Maine

6: Cape May, New Jersey

7: Cape Cod, Massachusetts

8: Maui, Hawaii

9: Long Island, New York

10: Virginia Beach, Virginia

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