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Humpback Whale, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, USA

Humpback Whale, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gloucester, MA, USA
Bryce Flynn/Nature’s Best Photography

“This humpback uses its lower jaw to strain fish off the water’s surface as sea birds snatch their own meals right out of the whale’s open mouth.” -- Nature's Best photographer, Bryce Flynn.

See more beautiful ocean photos in our slideshow of winners from the 2010 Nature's Best Ocean Views photo contest.