Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus

Blue whale fluking up (raising its tail) before a dive to forage for krill,  Baja California (Mexico)., Balaenoptera musculus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 03332
Blue whales can swim fast, with burst up to 20 knots. Long and streamlined, they are capable of sustaining speeds of 5 to 10 knots while traveling or foraging for food. Enormous muscles in a blue whale's caudal flanks and peduncle power its wide flukes up and down.

Blue whale fluking up (raising its tail) before a dive to forage for krill, Baja California (Mexico).

Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Image ID: 03332
Format: Film 3:2
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