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Blue whale fluking up (raising its tail) before a dive to forage for krill,  Baja California (Mexico), Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table A humpback whale raises it fluke out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance, Megaptera novaeangliae Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
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 humpback whale raises it fluke out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance.
Image ID: 27142  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Del Mar, California, USA
 
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 Add To Light Table Gray whale baleen, Eschrichtius robustus Add To Light Table Blue whale fluke, powerful tail that propels the huge whale through the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
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 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.Add To Light Table A humpback whale raises it fluke out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance, Megaptera novaeangliae This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table A humpback whale raises it fluke out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance, Megaptera novaeangliae Add To Light Table
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
 
A humpback whale raises it fluke out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance.
Image ID: 27137  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Del Mar, California, USA
 
A humpback whale raises it fluke out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance.
Image ID: 27141  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Del Mar, California, USA
 
Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, Big Sur, California Add To Light Table Blue whale fluke, powerful tail that propels the huge whale through the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus 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
Gray whale.
Image ID: 01182  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Big Sur, California, USA
 
Blue whale fluke, powerful tail that propels the huge whale through the open ocean.
Image ID: 01911  
Species: Blue whale, 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: 07554  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Gray whale, neonate calf with embryonic folds visible, Eschrichtius robustus, Monterey, California Add To Light Table Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, Monterey, California Add To Light Table Blue whale, caudal stem, fluke with median notch, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
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 Add To Light Table Blue whale, fluke up before dive, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Blue whale fluking up, raising its tail, before a dive in the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
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 Add To Light Table Gray whale, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Add To Light Table Courting gray whales, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Add To Light Table
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 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 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
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 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, blowhole open, Balaenoptera musculus 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.
Image ID: 07557  
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: 07519  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whale, blowhole open.
Image ID: 02178  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
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.Add To Light Table Gray whale, raising fluke to dive, Eschrichtius robustus, Big Sur, California Add To Light Table Gray whale, raising fluke to dive, Eschrichtius robustus, Big Sur, California Add To Light Table
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: 12771  
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Gray whale, raising fluke to dive.
Image ID: 05780  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Big Sur, California, USA
 
Gray whale, raising fluke to dive.
Image ID: 05781  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Big Sur, California, USA
 

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Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Humpback Whale
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
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale  >  Humpback Whale in Alaska
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Juvenile / Calf
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
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Anatomy  >  Whale Dorsal Fin
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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Balaenoptera musculus
Balaenoptera physalus
Eschrichtius robustus
Megaptera novaeangliae
Physeter macrocephalus

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Updated: November 27, 2020