Image 2 of 2: A surface lunge feeding humpback whale is shown leaning on its right side. The pink soft palate of the upper jaw, surrounded by baleen can be seen. Many red krill are also visible inside the open mouth.
Megaptera novaeangliae RED EYE surface lunge feeding 2014 05-24 SB Channel-045
Pinnipeds on a secluded beach west of Cuyler Harbor, San Miguel Island. The large animals on the dry sand in back are northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), and the (by comparison) small brown animals are California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). Sea lions are seen climbing on, and sleeping on the backs of giant elephant seals.
Two Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) head directly at the camera as they surface lunge feed together on a school of Northern Anchovies (Engraulis mordax). A juvenile gull (Larus sp.) is seen in the foreground.