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. California, USA, Balaenoptera musculus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 07573
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. California, USA

Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 07573
Format: Film 3:2
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