03/17/2014 02:25 pm ET | Updated Mar 17, 2014

Are These Whales Gentle Giants Or Violent Warriors? (VIDEO)

After traveling 3,000 miles over the course of 30 days, these humpback whales were greeted by a curious National Geographic team in the waters of Hawaii.

In a mission to learn more about the true nature of the humpback whale, NatGeoWild recently explored violence in the ocean. They found that these whales may not be the "gentle giants" we always thought they were.

Usually, their violence is related to protecting their mates and children. In this video we can see both the imposing physical nature of the males and their adorable family-first attitude.


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