TC4014-D. Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), breathing at the surface before a feeding dive. Note twin blowholes, and high, bulbous splashguard, which helps to identify the blue whale. Skin color is blue-gray with mottling on the back and sides, with unique blotchy patterning helping scientists to identify individuals. Dorsal fin small and located far back from mid-body. Pacific Ocean.<br />
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TC4014-D. Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), breathing at the surface before a feeding dive. Note twin blowholes, and high, bulbous splashguard, which helps to identify the blue whale. Skin color is blue-gray with mottling on the back and sides, with unique blotchy patterning helping scientists to identify individuals. Dorsal fin small and located far back from mid-body. Pacific Ocean.
Photo Copyright © Brandon Cole. All rights reserved worldwide. www.brandoncole.com

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