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.
Stock Photo: 05837
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Lat/Long: 32° 23' 4.° N, 117° 16' 28° W (Coordinates: 32.06883°, -117.47333°)
Format: Film 3:2
Other Names: Sulphur bottom whale, Sibbald's rorqual, blue rorqual, great blue whale, great northern rorqual, Ballena azul, rorqual bleu, baleine bleue
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