Sunday Nature Stills – 05/05/2019

I took this photograph off the coast of the Monterey peninsula.  Three humpback whales just surfaced after lunge feeding.  It’s pretty amazing to watch.  In this case, the whales would come up as a group (3-7 whales) directly under a school of sardines.  Each of the whales would take a large gulp of sardine filled water at the surface and then slowly squeeze the water through their baleen as they sink back into the water.  You can see that as the whale on the right descends, the water spilling out of the side of the whale’s mouth is full of escaping sardines.

10 thoughts on “Sunday Nature Stills – 05/05/2019

  1. I LOVE all of your beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!!!! I am not sure I will ever get to see these in the wild!

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