Krill photos

Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible.  The humbpack's throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water.  The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill, Megaptera novaeangliae, Gerlache Strait
Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible. The humbpack's throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water. The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25648  
Brown pelicans feeding on krill, Pelecanus occidentalis, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Brown pelicans feeding on krill.
Species: Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 03171  
Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible.  The humbpack's pink throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water.  The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill, Megaptera novaeangliae, Gerlache Strait
Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible. The humbpack's pink throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water. The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25660  
A blue whale eating krill.  This blue whale is seen feeding and surfacing amid krill with its throat fully engorged with krill and water.  It will push the water back out with its tongue, trapping the krill in its baleen which acts like a filter. Aerial photo, Baja California, Balaenoptera musculus
A blue whale eating krill. This blue whale is seen feeding and surfacing amid krill with its throat fully engorged with krill and water. It will push the water back out with its tongue, trapping the krill in its baleen which acts like a filter. Aerial photo, Baja California.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Image ID: 05837  
Blue whale feeding and surfacing amid krill with engorged throat, aerial photo, Baja California, Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale feeding and surfacing amid krill with engorged throat, aerial photo, Baja California.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Image ID: 06058  
Krill.  Likely Euphausia pacifica. A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales, San Diego, California
Krill. Likely Euphausia pacifica. A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales.
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 27015  
Krill.  A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales, San Diego, California
Krill. A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales.
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 27014  
Krill.  A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales.  Likely Euphausia pacifica, San Diego, California
Krill. A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales. Likely Euphausia pacifica.
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 27016  
Krill, Baja California (Pacific Ocean), Thysanoessa spinifera
Krill, Baja California (Pacific Ocean).
Species: Krill, Thysanoessa spinifera
Image ID: 03117  
Brown pelicans feeding on krill, Pelecanus occidentalis, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Brown pelicans feeding on krill.
Species: Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 03170  
Brown pelicans feeding on krill, Pelecanus occidentalis, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Brown pelicans feeding on krill.
Species: Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 05726  
Brown pelicans feeding on krill, Pelecanus occidentalis, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Brown pelicans feeding on krill.
Species: Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 05727  
Brown pelicans feeding on krill, Pelecanus occidentalis, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Brown pelicans feeding on krill.
Species: Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 05728  
Brown pelicans feeding on krill, Pelecanus occidentalis, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Brown pelicans feeding on krill.
Species: Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 05729  
Blue whale feces take on the same color as the whales recent food, in this case likely krill or red crabs. Coronado Islands, Baja California, Balaenoptera musculus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Blue whale feces take on the same color as the whales recent food, in this case likely krill or red crabs. Coronado Islands, Baja California.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 07107  
Blue whale feces take on the same color as the whales recent food, in this case likely krill or red crabs. Coronado Islands, Baja California, Balaenoptera musculus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Blue whale feces take on the same color as the whales recent food, in this case likely krill or red crabs. Coronado Islands, Baja California.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 07108  
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