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Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), Gulf of California, Mexico<br />
IUCN Red List Status: Increasing Population / Vulnerable<br />
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens +2.0x. f/8 for 1/400 second, ISO 800<br />
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I try to pre-visualize images but sometimes an unimagined opportunity arises. A fin whale surfaced in the placid waters of the Sea of Cortez, creating these pleasing curves and surfaces. The fin whale is a baleen, the second largest species after the blue whale, and the largest specimens grow to 88 feet.

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Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), Gulf of California, Mexico
IUCN Red List Status: Increasing Population / Vulnerable
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens +2.0x. f/8 for 1/400 second, ISO 800


I try to pre-visualize images but sometimes an unimagined opportunity arises. A fin whale surfaced in the placid waters of the Sea of Cortez, creating these pleasing curves and surfaces. The fin whale is a baleen, the second largest species after the...
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