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Blue Whale Underwater Profile Photos
Blue Whale Underwater Profile
This is a Grayscale - Black and White version of WBL-072. In this instance it helps to highlight the details of the groves called ventral pleats that run along the whales throat.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-078 request pricing

Blue Whale Underwater Images
Blue Whale Underwater
Blue Whale passing through dispersed krill.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-064 request pricing

Stock photography of Blue Whale Underwater Profile
Blue Whale Underwater Profile
Full length profile, nose to fluke.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-065 request pricing

Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill Pictures
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-066 request pricing

Stock photos of Blue Whale Surface Feeding
Blue Whale Surface Feeding
Freediver gets big surprise as Blue Whale inhales krill ball he was photographing.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-067 request pricing

Pictures of Blue Whale Mother with Calf
Blue Whale Mother with Calf
While submerged, the calf is swimming beneath mom for protection.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-061 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Blue Whale Mother with Calf
Blue Whale Mother with Calf
While submerged, the calf is swimming beneath mom for protection.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-062 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Surface Feeding Stock Photography
Blue Whale Surface Feeding
When feeding near the surface, Blue Whales can extend their heads completely out of the water as they lunge forward through a mass of krill. This animal has rolled on its side and is moving from right to left. What you are seeing is the underside of its chin with its numerous parallel pleats. These are also referred to as ventral or throat grooves.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-060 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp Photos
Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp
This animal spent over an hour right at the surface hanging around this Kelp Patty.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-034 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp Images
Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp
This animal spent over an hour right at the surface hanging around this Kelp Patty.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-037 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Blue Whale Fluke
Blue Whale Fluke
Baleen whale. Believed to be the largest animal to have ever lived. The Blue Whale can reach lengths of over 90 feet and attain weights of 150 tons or more. They feed almost exclusively on huge amounts of tiny shrimp like crustaceans called krill.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-054 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Pictures
Blue Whale
Blue Whales normally travel as individuals or in small groups of two or three animals, but in areas where krill are plentiful they can be found feeding in groups of 50 or more.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-052 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Blue Whale Fluke
Blue Whale Fluke
The huge fluke of a Blue Whale can power it to speeds of over 30 miles per hour for short distances.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-051 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale
Humpback raises its fluke in preparation for a dive.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-013 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpback raises its fluke in preparation for a dive.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-014 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale Stock Photography
Humpback Whale
Humpback raises its fluke in preparation for a dive. Coronado Islands in background.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-020 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale - Mother With Calf Photos
Humpback Whale - Mother With Calf
Mother raises her fluke in preparation for a dive. Calf on her left. Late Afternoon light.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-023 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale - Mother With Calf Images
Humpback Whale - Mother With Calf
Mother and calf dive in front of the Coronado Islands.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-031 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpbacks are rarely seen off the Southern California coast. Point Loma in the background.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-002 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale Pictures
Humpback Whale
Humpback raises its fluke in preparation for a dive. Point Loma and San Diego skyline in background.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-003 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpback raises its fluke in preparation for a dive. Point Loma and San Diego skyline in background.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-009 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Blue Whale
Blue Whale
Blue whale rounding over beginning a dive.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-038 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Blue Whale Fluke Underwater
Blue Whale Fluke Underwater
Blue Whales existed in large numbers until the early twentieth century. In a period of less than 40 years they were hunted nearly to extinction. As of 2002 there were 5 to 10 thousand worldwide and their numbers appear to be increasing.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-036 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Stock Photography
Blue Whale
Blue whale rounding over beginning a dive.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-027 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Photos
Blue Whale
Baleen whale. Believed to be the largest animal to have ever lived. The Blue Whale can reach lengths of over 90 feet and attain weights of 150 tons or more. They feed almost exclusively on huge amounts of tiny shrimp like crustaceans called krill.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-028 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill Images
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Calf / sub-adult feeding on Krill along with mother visible in background.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-021 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Calf / sub-adult Blue Whale feeding on Krill along with mother visible in background. The ventral pleats allow the throat to become completely distended while filling its mouth with krill and water.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-022 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill Pictures
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Calf / sub-adult feeding on Krill along with mother visible in background.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-023 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Blue Whale Fluke
Blue Whale Fluke
Baleen whale. Believed to be the largest animal to have ever lived. The Blue Whale can reach lengths of over 90 feet and attain weights of 150 tons or more. They feed almost exclusively on huge amounts of tiny shrimp like crustaceans called krill.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-003 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Blue Whale Underwater
Blue Whale Underwater
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-068 request pricing

Stock images of Humpback Whale - Back and Dorsal Fin
Humpback Whale - Back and Dorsal Fin
Coronado islands in background.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-016 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale Breach Stock Photography
Humpback Whale Breach
A Humpback leaps out of the water. They will often do this multiple times in a row.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-017 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | Dolphin | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Gray Whale | Humpback Whale | Krill | Marine Mammals |

species represented
Balaenoptera musculus, Megaptera novaeangliae

keywords
Baleen, Black And White, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Diving, Endangered Species, Fluke, Flukes, Fluking, Grayscale,
Humpbacks, Open Ocean, Paddy, Patty, Pelagic, Professional California Stock, Sounding, Sounding Endangered, Species,
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external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Humpback Whale | Animal Planet Discovery Blue Whale | NOAA Fisheries Humpback Whale |
| National Geographic Blue Whale | National Geographic Humpback Whale | PBS Nature Humpback Whales | Wikipedia Blue Whale |
| Wikipedia Humpback Whale |

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