Close up of the jaws and baleen plates of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) lunging in a pod cooperative feeding using a bubble net, I You Seen Cove, Chatham Strait, Southeast Alaska, USA.
The tightly packed baleen plates are clearly visible. They are smooth on the outside, and coarse and bristly on the inside. They have a series of 270-400 fringed overlapping plates hanging from each side of the upper jaw, where teeth might otherwise be located.
- Duncan Murrell
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- 5437x3586 / 17.8MB
- Contained in galleries
- Humpback Whales - Bubble Net Feeding