Image sequence 1 of 3. A surface lunge feeding humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) with it's huge mouth wide open and containing thousands of northern anchovies (Engraulis mordax) all trying to escape their fate. The lower jaw and huge oral pouch is under water and full of bait fish. The baleen rimmed upper jaw stands straight up out of the water. Various sea birds circle around hoping to pick up a few fish.
From 2013 06-18 SB Coast