Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) Mysticeti baleen whale

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    Blue Whale abut 95 feet long, (Balaenoptera musculus) Mysticeti baleen whale off Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands, near Santa Barbara, CA on a tour on the boat Condor Express 07 Sept. 2008

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    21 Nov. 2008 more Creative Commons use at
    15 April 2009 More Creative Commons use

    Re: this Blue Whale photo, I said to photomorrobay and
    : I just noticed that Wiki has one of my Blue Whale photos used in their desc. page. For those interested in the 7/3/2010 6-9AM whale watching outing, note that Rouvaishyana and I saw this one in the Channel Islands 9/7/2008
    I forgot to mention that Kevin Winfield of Subsea Tours would very much appreciate getting copies of any Blue Whale photos you may obtain on the 7/3/2010 trip
    to be used to promote his business. If you are willing to share your photos, please select the Creative Commons Attribution option at flickr. Please tag all photos taken from the Subsea Tours Dos Osos boat with the unique label "subseatours" - that way they can be found more easily.
    And, add a few to so your larger set can be located

    CYGARARI and Travis Elliott added this photo to their favorites.

    1. GIGEO 80 months ago | reply

      Nice catch!!!!!

    2. dave and rose 80 months ago | reply

      To be with a blue. Thanks for sharing.

    3. °Cactus*Pixie° - War is something I DESPISE - 80 months ago | reply

      How beautiful you saw a whale I wish I was there too!

    4. daisymaebear - 80 months ago | reply

      I think that is a wow!

    5. jkirkhart35 80 months ago | reply

      Good for you. I was hoping you would see one. The side view shows its length. What a thrill for you. I was hoping to see some posts about the trip today. How close were you to get such a photo? The small dorsal fin gives it away. When looking at the photo in the original size, you can just about make out the scars from the Cookie Cutter Sharks (which also can be seen on elephant seals). Really neat photo, Mike. Did you get to see the blow holes operate & put up about a 12 m spray?

    6. M Carmody Photography 80 months ago | reply

      great shot Mike. It is one my dreams to see one.

    7. kevincole 80 months ago | reply

      This is one of those images where a small piece of the subject makes a big statement. These are wonderful experiences.

    8. CYGARARI 80 months ago | reply


    9. Michael Dawes 74 months ago | reply

      The planets biggest animal every.....hope to see one one day.......lucky you......

    10. puliarf 58 months ago | reply

      Well put, Kevin. We are all envious of this one.

    11. lamoustique, home again 58 months ago | reply

      Some day I will take a whale expedition...until then I will have to be satisfied with experiencing it second-hand. Thank you for posting these photos!
      Seen on my Flickr home page. ( ?² )

    12. EncyclopediaOfLife 48 months ago | reply

      Encyclopedia of Life curator Michаel Frаnkis has trusted your image on the EOL site

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