Wild Oceans Photo Competition

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Title: Surface Lunge feeding Minke Whale
Author: Regina Classen
Votes: 23

Views: 306
Description: Surface Lunge feeding Minke Whale off West Cork in September 2019. One of a few minkes, common dolphin and Bluefin Tuna feeding together about 2km offshore. The Minkes were exploding through bait balls of sprat rounded up by dolphins and Tuna. The Minkes distinctive white banded pectoral fins are visible here as half the body emerges above the surface in the process of lunging through the bait ball.