Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, Megaptera novaeangliae

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. Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Megaptera novaeangliae, natural history stock photograph, photo id 25660
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. Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25660
Format: Digital 3:2
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