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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lunge-feeding Humpbakcs

A foggy day on Monterey Bay was highlighted by these lunge-feeding humpback whales. With schools of anchovies swimming near the surface, humpbacks, lunge through them with their mouths wide open, eating up to two tons of fish per day!

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Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Moss Landing, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Douglas Croft