Humpback Whale Photo, Megaptera novaeangliae



Perfect view of the ventral surface of a humpback whales fluke, as the whale raises its fluke just before diving underwater.  The white patches and scalloping along the trailing edge of the fluke make this whale identifiable when it is observed from year to year. Santa Rosa Island, California, USA, Megaptera novaeangliae, natural history stock photograph, photo id 27031
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Perfect view of the ventral surface of a humpback whales fluke, as the whale raises its fluke just before diving underwater. The white patches and scalloping along the trailing edge of the fluke make this whale identifiable when it is observed from year to year. Santa Rosa Island, California, USA

Stock Photo: 27031
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
Format: Digital 3:2
Other Names: humpbacked whale, hump back whale
Copyright © Phillip Colla, all rights reserved worldwide.

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Updated: November 24, 2017

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