20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Do I have something in my Baleen?

A Humpback whale feeding on krill in Antarctica. This photo was taken whilst undertaking research on Humpbacks that migrate annually to the Antarctic Peninsula and how they are adapting to a warmer, noisier ocean. The light on this calm overcast morning was unusually crisp, resulting in the beautiful clarity of this image, which clearly shows the whale's baleen.

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Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Antarctica
Copyright: © Richard Sidey