(GrindTV) A minke whale seen breaching multiple times on Sunday with its mouth open, revealing the baleen plates it uses to filter plankton, has been a widely-discussed topic on social media.
Mostly because this type of behavior is so rare, but also because it was captured in a photo sequence.
Slater Moore was working on the Ocean Explorer out of Newport Beach in Southern California. The captain was headed toward a blue whale in the distance, but as a photographer Moore knew to keep his camera ready.
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