Krill on the surface, and both Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and giant Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus) were there to feed. A foggy, calm day of fun. Be sure to click "Map This" to see where we went.
The wide open mouth of a giant Blue Whale feeding on krill. The animal is on its right side, the upper jaw and baleen are to the right near the water. the lower jaw and expanded ventral grooves are to the right, and upward.
Another lunge feeding shot of a giant Blue Whale. The upper jaw is still under the water to the right and red krill is seen popping up to attempt an escape. A red necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) is flying by in the background.
Out of the fog, a Humpback Whale opens its mouth wide and gulps down a huge mouthful of water and krill. The pink soft palate of the upper jaw, surrounded on both sides by tan colored baleen, is seen to the left. The distended ventral grooves and lower jaw are to the right.
The silhouette or outline of a speeding Humpback Whale causes the water to conform to its body under the water as it races forward to engulf krill. The krill (Thysanoessa spinifera) are the red spots jumping out of the water in a futile attempt to escape. In the back, red necked Phalaropes are also feeding on krill.