Taken 31-May-14
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Keywords:Humpback Whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, Mysticeti, Balaenopteridae, Cetacea, Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Provincetown, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Baleen Whale, Marine Mammal, May, 2014, Spring, Feeding, Canon 7D, EOS, EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessica Kirste, www.jessicakirste.com
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Dimensions1200 x 585
Original file size948 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken31-May-14 10:45
Date modified4-Jun-14 23:08
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length400 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/800 at f/9
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Whale of a Tail

Whale of a Tail

That part with the little bumps that go to the tail is called the peduncle. Its an extremely strong muscle, needed to use their tails to propel them through the water. I love when they show their tails before a dive! :)