A blue whale eating krill, 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., Balaenoptera musculus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 05837
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
Format: Film 3:2
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