Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, Megaptera novaeangliae



Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible.  The humbpack's pink throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water.  The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill. Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Megaptera novaeangliae, natural history stock photograph, photo id 25660Add To Light Table
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Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible. The humbpack's pink throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water. The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill. Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Stock Photo: 25660
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Format: Digital 3:2
Other Names: humpbacked whale, hump back whale
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