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Feeding in the Bubbles

Humpback Whales often employ quite complex and intelligent ways of feeding, and none are more complex and require more coordination than Bubble Feeding (or Bubble Netting).  Some Humpback Whales will do it on their own, and it was funny when we watched one do it on his own until another Humpback Whale showed up and tried to participate, leaving the first whale angry and slapping the water until the other one went away.

 

In this image there were three to five Humpback Whales participating in the coordinated efforts of bubble feeding off the coast of British Columbia in the Great Bear Rainforest. If you look closely in this image you are able to see two other Humpbacks (just barely above the surface) that did not come out of the water quite as far as the one in the centre.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: October 1, 2017
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 340mm
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 8000
Exposure: 1/2000

About this Image

Humpback Whales often employ quite complex and intelligent ways of feeding, and none are more complex and require more coordination than Bubble Feeding (or Bubble Netting).  Some Humpback Whales will do it on their own, and it was funny when we watched one do it on his own until another Humpback Whale showed up and tried to participate, leaving the first whale angry and slapping the water until the other one went away.

 

In this image there were three to five Humpback Whales participating in the coordinated efforts of bubble feeding off the coast of British Columbia in the Great Bear Rainforest. If you look closely in this image you are able to see two other Humpbacks (just barely above the surface) that did not come out of the water quite as far as the one in the centre.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: October 1, 2017
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 340mm
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 8000
Exposure: 1/2000