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Humpback Whales Going After Herring

Humpback whales spend their summers feeding in cold, food-filled Arctic and Antarctic waters before swimming to warmer waters for the winter.
Bo Eide

"For the last few years, Norwegian herring have migrated to coastal waters outside Tromsø in the months between November and February, and humpbacks and orcas follow them to feast on the massive herring shoals. The humpbacks then continue on southwards, and some of them have been spotted as far south as the Kap Verde islands west of Mauretania," wrote Bo Eide of his image, a winning selection in the Portraits of Planet Ocean Flickr contest. Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) spend their summers feeding in cold, food-filled Arctic and Antarctic waters before swimming to warmer waters for the winter. See more winning photos.