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Collection: Wot-ever ROZ
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Date: Aug 2, 2010
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2010

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Comments: 12
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Okay, I'm breaking my own rule here. No green in this beauty.

It's a blue humpback whale that was eating krill in Monterey Bay Saturday, 7/31/2010. I couldn't enter it in the July Free Study because I didn't have the tools to process it down there.

Still, I just had to show it off, so here 'tis.

Yes, those 'teeth' are on its upper jaw.

(edited to add) One of the nice things about this site is that people help you out with identification problems. On our small boat trip we did see both blue and humpback whales. I mixed them up in this picture. It is indeed, a humpback (not a blue) and thanks to 21.gif paulbtlw for gently pointing that out.

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08/10/2010 02:13:17 PM
Incredible! This is soooo cool!
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08/07/2010 06:32:44 AM
Awesome! Great texture of those bumpy things.
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08/06/2010 04:36:58 PM
looks like a bumpy oreo cookie in the water LOL (on meds today, brains a bit crazy)
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08/03/2010 01:38:49 PM
Awesome capture.
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08/03/2010 10:15:36 AM
I'm glad you put the notes up. I'm not sure I would have recognized the whale as a whale let alone humpback or blue. My ignorance, not your photography. 8)

So that's what baleen look like. They used to make knitting needles out of them/it.
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08/03/2010 08:44:14 AM
WOW!!! The teeth are like brushes.
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08/03/2010 07:20:11 AM
Great picture. Were you on a boat when you took this?
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08/03/2010 02:02:46 AM
Nice close up capture - an exciting image.

Blue in colour but alas not in species - a humpback it be!
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08/02/2010 08:22:51 PM
Oh, very cool. How great that you got to see one of these big guys! You must have been very quick with your camera.
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08/02/2010 08:03:21 PM
Simply astounding!!! We're about to go whale watching down here near San Diego. Hopefully, she'll be visiting!
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08/02/2010 07:35:55 PM
WOW alica .. i cant imagine how exciting it'd be to take a shot like this .. look at the pointy bits .. its so interesting .. is it upside down? ..
ps .. i think the water is a bluey grey green anyway ... lol ..!!!
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08/02/2010 07:24:04 PM
This is just astounding ! What a thrill to see this in person Alice - thanks for sharing !
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