Humpback whale

Humpback whale

Z920/0094 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.2MB

Downloadable file size: 3.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Humpback whale. Close-up of the head of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae). Barnacles (brown) are seen growing on the whale's distinctive bumps. The humpback is a baleen whale: it has 350 large plates of baleen (an elastic, horn-like material) hanging down from its jaws. It feeds by swallowing sea water and then pressing its tongue against the plates, pushing the water out and trapping krill and fish. Humpback whales can reach around 27 tonnes in weight and 15 metres in length. It is found in deep water near coasts in all of the world's oceans. Photographed in the Indian Ocean, off Madagascar.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, baleen, barnacle, barnacles, head, humpback whale, indian ocean, largest living animal, madagascar, mammal, marine, megaptera novaeangliae, nature, sea, water, wildlife, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.