Nursing in the kelp? The youngster is on its side next to mom with its pectoral fin in the air. Cormorants and a western gull are seen in the background.
Eschrichtius robustus Phalocrocorax Macrocystis 2014 04-17 SB Coast-137
From 2014 04-17 SB Coast
A lunge feeding Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is seen closing its mouth around several hundred gallons of seawater full of krill. The head of this beast is to the left and the ventral pleats are fully expanded to the right. Notice how the long, tan baleen plates curve down to fit perfectly inside the lower lips.