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Blue whale, raising fluke prior to diving for food, fluking up, lifting tail as it swims in the open ocean foraging for food, Balaenoptera musculus, Dana Point, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Blue whale, adult and juvenile (likely mother and calf), swimming together side by side underwater in the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, swims through the open ocean, underwater view, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
Blue whale, raising fluke prior to diving for food, fluking up, lifting tail as it swims in the open ocean foraging for food.
Image ID: 27352  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Dana Point, California, USA
 
Blue whale, adult and juvenile (likely mother and calf), swimming together side by side underwater in the open ocean.
Image ID: 01964  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, swims through the open ocean, underwater view.
Image ID: 01902  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue whale fluking.  An enormous blue whale raises its powerful fluke (tail) high out of the water as it makes a steep dive into the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Blue whale, raising fluke prior to diving for food, fluking up, lifting tail as it swims in the open ocean foraging, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
Blue whale fluking. An enormous blue whale raises its powerful fluke (tail) high out of the water as it makes a steep dive into the open ocean.
Image ID: 21261  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 34565  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whale, raising fluke prior to diving for food, fluking up, lifting tail as it swims in the open ocean foraging.
Image ID: 16177  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whale, exhaling in a huge blow as it swims at the surface between deep dives.  The blue whale's blow is a combination of water spray from around its blowhole and condensation from its warm breath, Balaenoptera musculus, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table 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, Balaenoptera musculus This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Blue whale, caudal stem, fluke with median notch, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
Blue whale, exhaling in a huge blow as it swims at the surface between deep dives. The blue whale's blow is a combination of water spray from around its blowhole and condensation from its warm breath.
Image ID: 21260  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
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.
Image ID: 05837  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue whale, caudal stem, fluke with median notch.
Image ID: 02220  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, swims through the open ocean, raising fluke (tail) before making a deep dive, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Pelagic red tuna crab, open ocean, Pleuroncodes planipes, San Diego, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving.  Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
Blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, swims through the open ocean, raising fluke (tail) before making a deep dive.
Image ID: 02226  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Pelagic red tuna crab, open ocean.
Image ID: 02247  
Species: Pelagic red crab, Pleuroncodes planipes
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
 
An enormous blue whale swims in front of whale watchers on a private yacht.  Only a small portion of the whale, which dwarfs the boat and may be 70 feet or more in length, can be seen. Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Blue whale underwater, Baja California, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving.  Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
An enormous blue whale swims in front of whale watchers on a private yacht. Only a small portion of the whale, which dwarfs the boat and may be 70 feet or more in length, can be seen. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Image ID: 07541  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whale underwater, Baja California.
Image ID: 05813  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving. Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Image ID: 07577  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Water falling from a blue whale fluke as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table A blue whale raises its fluke before diving in search of food.  The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, reaching 80 feet in length and weighing as much as 300,000 pounds.  North Coronado Island is in the background, Balaenoptera musculus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Add To Light Table An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving.  Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
Water falling from a blue whale fluke as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Image ID: 27023  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
A blue whale raises its fluke before diving in search of food. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, reaching 80 feet in length and weighing as much as 300,000 pounds. North Coronado Island is in the background.
Image ID: 09484  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Image ID: 07558  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Krill.  Likely Euphausia pacifica. A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Coccineis ceticola diatoms grow on the skin of a blue whale.  The thin brown film of commensal parasitic Coccineis diatoms, likely the species Coccineis ceticola, are often found on the skin of large cetaceans, Coccineis ceticola, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California Add To Light Table Blue whale, blows (exhales), Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
Krill. Likely Euphausia pacifica. A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales.
Image ID: 27015  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Coccineis ceticola diatoms grow on the skin of a blue whale. The thin brown film of commensal parasitic Coccineis diatoms, likely the species Coccineis ceticola, are often found on the skin of large cetaceans.
Image ID: 27025  
Species: Blue whale, Coccineis diatoms, Coccineis ceticola, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Blue whale, blows (exhales).
Image ID: 16181  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whale, raising fluke prior to diving for food, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Blue whale, raising fluke prior to diving for food, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, swims through the open ocean, underwater view, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
Blue whale, raising fluke prior to diving for food.
Image ID: 16183  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whale, raising fluke prior to diving for food.
Image ID: 16193  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, swims through the open ocean, underwater view.
Image ID: 02437  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Baja California, Mexico
 
Krill, Baja California (Pacific Ocean), Thysanoessa spinifera Add To Light Table Blue whale dorsal flank and remora, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Blue whale, open blowholes, rounding out, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
Krill, Baja California (Pacific Ocean).
Image ID: 03117  
Species: Krill, Thysanoessa spinifera
 
Blue whale dorsal flank and remora.
Image ID: 01907  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue whale, open blowholes, rounding out.
Image ID: 02171  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue whale footprint left behind by diving whale, Baja California, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Fishing boat fishing near blue whale feces, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Pelagic red tuna crabs, Coronado Islands, Pleuroncodes planipes, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Add To Light Table
Blue whale footprint left behind by diving whale, Baja California.
Image ID: 02312  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Fishing boat fishing near blue whale feces.
Image ID: 02313  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Pelagic red tuna crabs, Coronado Islands.
Image ID: 02353  
Species: Pelagic red crab, Pleuroncodes planipes
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 


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