The whale takes a leap
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Male whale seeks female to take plunge

24 August 2010 Last updated at 04:40 BST

A humpback whale has put on a spectacular show in waters off Australia's north Queensland coast.

The whale repeatedly jumped out of the water, twisting and slapping its tail in what is believed to be a way of attracting female attention.

Humpback whales are in northern waters to breed, before they head south to the colder waters off Antarctica in September.