Taken 31-May-14
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Categories & Keywords

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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
Photo Info

Dimensions1200 x 717
Original file size1023 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken31-May-14 10:46
Date modified4-Jun-14 23:25
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length300 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.4
Exposure1/1250 at f/9
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Feeding Frenzy!

Feeding Frenzy!

When the whales come up with mouthfuls of krill and other little fish, the gulls all surround them and will pick out those little fish or eels for themselves. If you look closely you can see one on the back of the whale and a gull with one in its mouth. The gulls will ever grab them from the mouth of the whale sometimes even getting closed in there till the whale opens up and releases it. The whales do not eat gulls.