Esther

Esther

Posted on 07/30/2014


Photo taken on July 26, 2014



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Breaching humpback whale

Breaching humpback whale
Humpback whale on Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary.

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, Василий Касимовский, Carrie L. Hale, Pat and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


14 comments - The latest ones
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Excellent observation and capture.
3 years ago.
Sharon Bonj
Sharon Bonj
No wonder shrimp costs so much---there's not many left after those whales eat! What a magnificent sight...nice catch!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Breathtaking !
3 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Un cliché bien capté
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Outstanding capture!

Admired in:
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3 years ago.
Buck Ejitt
Buck Ejitt
Great capture!!!
3 years ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
Great moment!
3 years ago.
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
Absolutely wonderful!
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
That's impressive!
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Your comments are very much appreciated.
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Excellent Whale image Esther.
3 years ago.
Graham Stephen
Graham Stephen
nice!
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful, stunning whale photo
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks, Colin, Graham and Bram.
3 years ago.