Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) lunging during cooperative feeding using a bubble net, Tenakee Inlet, Southeast Alaska, USA.
Sometimes the cooperative feeding group would surface unexpectedly. If the sea was calm and there were plenty of seabirds around to help me to track the whales then it was easier, but if it was more difficult to see the bubbles on the surface or there were distracting sounds of boat engines in the vicinity then anything could happen, and on this occasion the whales exploded out of the water right behind me and I barely had enough time to swivel around to take a photo.
- Duncan Murrell
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