16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Whale in Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland

The relationship between whales and marine birds is an excellent example of a symbiotic commensalism. Very often, seabirds and marine mammals forage in the same patches of water. The birds take advantage of whales’ feeding behaviours to catch some prey of their own.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Greenland
Camera: X-T2
Copyright: © Maria Sahai