A Lunge Feeding Minke

What a day on the water with 1 humpback whale, 2 fin whales, 4 minke whales, bald eagles, gannets, guillemots and murres.

We have had some great minke and fin whale encounter over the last few days. One of the minke whales was lunge feeding just off of Fort Point and we managed to capture it. Check out the very sharp nose which is characteristic of a minke whale and also the ventral grooves. These “pleats” expand allowing the whale to take in big gulps of water and fish.

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