20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Humpback Lunge Feeding Frenzy in Avila Beach, California

When the anchovies are prolific in the waters off Avila Beach the humpbacks seem to have a second sense to anticipate the where and when to strike. Here two massive humpbacks coordinate their attack to snare thousands of tiny morsels.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Avila Beach, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Sam Greenstone