I took this photograph off the coast of the Monterey peninsula. Three humpback whales just surfaced and are sinking back into the water after lunge feeding. In this case, the whales would come up as a group 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 sank back into the water. At the time, there were also a lot of sea lions feeding in the area. When the whales where about the come up, the sea lions would scatter in all directions to avoid the surfacing whales.
2 thoughts on “Sunday Nature Stills – 11/29/2020”
It’s amazing that the sea lions and whales worked the same area together so effortlessly!
I love the detail – the ridges and the barnacles on their skin.