15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Humpback whales lunge-feeding

Mouths agape, humpback whales surge through a school of anchovies swimming near the surface of Monterey Bay. Surface lunge-feeding is always exciting to watch.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Moss Landing, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Douglas Croft