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    Salt - Female Humback, Boston 1999 - Showing Baleen and Throat groves expanding as she feeds. (Eating at Maximum Efficiency)

    The full story of my trip can be found on my Wordpress Blog

    This is my Photo Friday entry for Massive
    (and replaces an earlier version that had timed out at the end of the dowload...)

    yeimaya, roclwyr, sk8mama, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. roclwyr 104 months ago | reply

      Very nice photo of an incredible animal.

    2. yeimaya 103 months ago | reply

      Tim this is wonderful and even more special that it is Salt!

      I couldn't link to her story in your blog so I don't know if you already know this but she is one of the humpbacks that have been seen for the longest period.

      She was first seen on Silver Bank, the whale breeding grounds north of the Dominican republic, in 1976!!!! ALMOST 30 YEARS AGO Wow I didn't realize that. She has had many many calves (a children's book was written about her 1976 calf Crystal).
      whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/humpcat.html

    3. tim ellis 103 months ago | reply

      I knew she was well known, but hadn't realised it was quite that long!

      Not sure why the link isn't working - this one should go to the start of the Iceland/Boston trip

    4. wildlifeuplift 95 months ago | reply

      Please add this photo to Voices during our whale weekend

      A celebration of whale life!

      A place to share information and learn how to help.

      Voices in the Wilderness

    5. jeanniepaul 95 months ago | reply

      Wow! Awesome! I just got back from Alaska and the whales weren't doing any breaching yet. Would love to see them leaping out of the water!! :)

    6. crunklygill 93 months ago | reply

      It's a fantastic shot! I had no idea what the inside of a whale mouth looked like before.

      (And I hadn't come accross Photo Friday before either - thanks!)

    7. yeimaya 88 months ago | reply

      Would you post this photo in the feeding discussion of Megaptera? thanks

    8. cnuño [deleted] 81 months ago | reply

      Awesome!

    9. Gypsy Flores Photography 78 months ago | reply

      Excellent.
      Seen in Spectacular Animals' participation thread: The smallest or largest animal you have ever photographed.

      I really like your animal photo!
      You are invited to post this photo to Spectacular Animals, invite only
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      Please add the tag SpecAnimal to your photo

    10. AlexandraPhotos (mac73t) 78 months ago | reply

      Wow, what an amazing shot.
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    11. Genuine dabber 68 months ago | reply

      I thought we got quite close to a humpback, but it was no where near as close as this!
      "> NaturesFinestNaturesFinest
      This is really one of Natures Finest!!>

    12. ah_kopelman 61 months ago | reply

      Spectacular shot

    13. docpap 31 months ago | reply

      AMAZING! :-O

      Seen on my word2pics Project

    14. eserehtM 31 months ago | reply

      Just incredible - wonderful shot!

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