Esther

Esther

Posted on 07/30/2014


Photo taken on July 26, 2014



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Barnacle side up

Barnacle side up
Humpback whale on Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary landing on its back after breaching. An adult humpback can carry up to 1,000 pounds of barnacles.

Adult humpback whales grow between 40 to 50 feet long and weigh between 25-40 tons (22,680-36,287 kg). When feeding, they consume 1 1/2 tons of krill (small shrimp) a day.

There is no definitive theory as to why whales breach (lift at least 40% of their body out of the water).

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Marco, efejota, Rémy Escolin, OregonHiker and 16 other people have particularly liked this photo


25 comments - The latest ones
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Most interesting....excellent timing and capture, Esther.
3 years ago.
Sharon Bonj
Sharon Bonj
WoW....awesome!
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
FANTASTIC photo !!!!
3 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Très spectaculaire
3 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Great work!
3 years ago.
El pare
El pare
This is a great moment
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome shot!

Admired in:
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3 years ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
Très spectaculaire!
3 years ago.
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
A superb shot!
3 years ago.
Graham Stephen
Graham Stephen
Great! That must have made a big splash.
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Love the fine spray detail - a shot with definite impact !!
3 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Amazing shot. Great capture
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thank you all for your comments.
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Great image Esther.
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
What a great moment
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thank you!
3 years ago.
Bruce Oakley
Bruce Oakley
Fantastic action capture. Very nicely done.
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks, Bruce.
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks, James.
3 years ago.
Jean-Marie.
Jean-Marie.
Bravo, pour cette photo. On y retrouve, un bon cadrage et le début d'une histoire. A suivre....
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Merci, Jean-Marie.
3 years ago.
Leonora
Leonora
Beautiful creature
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
They are very impressive.
3 years ago.
efejota
efejota
Splendid!
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thank you.
2 years ago.