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Fin whale underwater.  The fin whale is the second longest and sixth most massive animal ever, reaching lengths of 88 feet, Balaenoptera physalus, La Jolla, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Blue whale fluking up (raising its tail) before a dive to forage for krill,  Baja California (Mexico), Balaenoptera musculus A neonate gray whale calf, born just hours before, still exhbiting embryonic folds in the skin along its side.  This baby gray whale was born in the cold waters of Big Sur, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place, Eschrichtius robustus, Monterey
Fin whale underwater. The fin whale is the second longest and sixth most massive animal ever, reaching lengths of 88 feet.
Image ID: 27116  
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Blue whale fluking up (raising its tail) before a dive to forage for krill, Baja California (Mexico).
Image ID: 03332  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
A neonate gray whale calf, born just hours before, still exhbiting embryonic folds in the skin along its side. This baby gray whale was born in the cold waters of Big Sur, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place.
Image ID: 01135  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
Gray whales, two males both with extended penis during courtship socialization, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Gray whale baleen, Eschrichtius robustus Blue whale fluke, powerful tail that propels the huge whale through the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus
Gray whales, two males both with extended penis during courtship socialization, Laguna San Ignacio.
Image ID: 06431  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
 
Gray whale baleen.
Image ID: 03388  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
 
Blue whale fluke, powerful tail that propels the huge whale through the open ocean.
Image ID: 01910  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Fin whale underwater.  The fin whale is the second longest and sixth most massive animal ever, reaching lengths of 88 feet, Balaenoptera physalus, La Jolla, California Fin whale dorsal fin.  The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin.  Mariners often refer to them as finback whales.  Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego), Balaenoptera physalus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, Big Sur, California
Fin whale underwater. The fin whale is the second longest and sixth most massive animal ever, reaching lengths of 88 feet.
Image ID: 27113  
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Fin whale dorsal fin. The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin. Mariners often refer to them as finback whales. Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego).
Image ID: 12769  
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Gray whale.
Image ID: 01182  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Big Sur, California, USA
 
Whale shark, Rhincodon typus, Darwin Island Whale shark, Rhincodon typus, Darwin Island Blue whale fluke, powerful tail that propels the huge whale through the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus
Whale shark.
Image ID: 01503  
Species: Whale shark, Rhincodon typus
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Whale shark.
Image ID: 01513  
Species: Whale shark, Rhincodon typus
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Blue whale fluke, powerful tail that propels the huge whale through the open ocean.
Image ID: 01911  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Rissos dolphin surfacing with eye showing. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  San Diego, Grampus griseus An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving.  Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus Rissos dolphin, breaching. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego, Grampus griseus
Rissos dolphin surfacing with eye showing. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego.
Image ID: 02314  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Image ID: 07554  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin, breaching. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego.
Image ID: 00983  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Gray whale, neonate calf with embryonic folds visible, Eschrichtius robustus, Monterey, California Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, Monterey, California Blue whale, caudal stem, fluke with median notch, Balaenoptera musculus
Gray whale, neonate calf with embryonic folds visible.
Image ID: 01129  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
Gray whale.
Image ID: 01190  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
Blue whale, caudal stem, fluke with median notch.
Image ID: 02220  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue whale, fluke, tail with median notch, lifting tail before diving in the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus Blue whale, fluke up before dive, Balaenoptera musculus Blue whale fluking up, raising its tail, before a dive in the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale, fluke, tail with median notch, lifting tail before diving in the open ocean.
Image ID: 02221  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue whale, fluke up before dive.
Image ID: 02310  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue whale fluking up, raising its tail, before a dive in the open ocean.
Image ID: 03336  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Courting gray whales, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Gray whale, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Courting gray whales, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon
Courting gray whales, Laguna San Ignacio.
Image ID: 03393  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
 
Gray whale, Laguna San Ignacio.
Image ID: 03395  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
 
Courting gray whales, Laguna San Ignacio.
Image ID: 03396  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
 
An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving.  Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving.  Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving.  Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus
An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Image ID: 07549  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Image ID: 07552  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Image ID: 07555  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving.  Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus A Rissos dolphin leaps from the ocean in a full breach. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species.  White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  Offshore near San Diego, Grampus griseus An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving.  Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus
An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Image ID: 07557  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A Rissos dolphin leaps from the ocean in a full breach. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. Offshore near San Diego.
Image ID: 07597  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Image ID: 07519  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 


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Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Dolphin Anatomy  >  Dolphin Injury / Scarring
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Dolphin Behavior  >  Dolphin Jumping / Leaping
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Risso's Dolphin
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Blue Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Blue Whale  >  Blue Whale Aerial
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Fin Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Gray Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Gray Whale  >  Competitive / Rowdy Group
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale  >  Humpback Whale Juvenile / Calf
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Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Sperm Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Anatomy  >  Baleen
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Anatomy  >  Neonatal / Embryonic Fold
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Anatomy  >  Whale Blowhole
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Balaenoptera musculus
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Megaptera novaeangliae
Physeter macrocephalus
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