Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) lunging during cooperative feeding using a bubble net, Tenakee Inlet, Southeast Alaska, USA.
This photo illustrates the power of the whales when they surge to the surface. Their gaping jaws, scooping up hundreds of litres of sea water and fish, must exert a tremendous amount of drag. Some of the herring they were pursuing can be see flying through the air to escape their open mouths.
- Duncan Murrell
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