Very very close up look at a feeding Humpback Whale. We are viewing the top of the head/rostrum The mouth is closed with some water being ejected (especially on the right side). Under the water we can see the expanded gullar pouch full of water and krill. The top of the animal appears mottled as water streams off the back.
Resting on the volcanic rocky ledges of Santa Cruz Island...a young bull California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) and a bunch of females. A female seen just to the left of center has been branded with large numbers and has yellow tracking tags on right and left flippers.