Common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) makes an abrupt course change and heads for the Condor Express.
A Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) lunges forward with water being ejected out of the mouth. Looks like the final stages of a gulp of food.
Montage image made up in PhotoShop showing the 6 stages of this Blue Whale's spouting cycle. The individual photos in this montage can be seen on page one in this gallery. This is NOT six whales in one natural image.
Pushing a bow wave ahead!
Neon blue glow - Blue Whale underwater - that's why they call them BLUE whales!
Looking from tail to head: spouting sequence image 1 of 6.
Looking from tail to head: spouting sequence image 2 of 6.
Looking from tail to head: spouting sequence image 3 of 6.
Looking from tail to head: spouting sequence image 4 of 6.
Looking from tail to head: spouting sequence image 5 of 6.
Looking from tail to head: spouting sequence image 6 of 6.
More neon BLUEness - spout just starting.
Balaenoptera musculus spout CLOSE 2009 06-20 SB Channel b - 168modCROP
Head and spout - pushing ahead in rough seas.
Deep dive with low tail flukes - left lateral aspect.
Smiling while spouting.
Big spout eruption.
Twice as much BLUEness.
Right lateral aspect including tiny dorsal fin and side color mottling. These are some of the main features scientists use to identify individual Blue Whales via photography.
Upwardly mobile Blue...water ejecting from lips after a gulp.