Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus



Blue whale, exhaling as it surfaces from a dive, aerial photo.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth, exceeding 100' in length and 200 tons in weight. Redondo Beach, California, USA, Balaenoptera musculus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 25956Add To Light Table
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Blue whale, exhaling as it surfaces from a dive, aerial photo. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth, exceeding 100' in length and 200 tons in weight. Redondo Beach, California, USA

Stock Photo: 25956
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Redondo Beach, California, USA
Format: Digital 2:3
Other Names: Sulphur bottom whale, Sibbald's rorqual, blue rorqual, great blue whale, great northern rorqual, Ballena azul, rorqual bleu, baleine bleue
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