fin whale, finback whale, razorback, or common rorqual, Balaenoptera physalus, view from above, showing blowholes and asymmetrical blaze and chevron markings on right side, which are used to identify individual whales; some parasitic copepods can be seen, appearing as short white streaks, more visible on the left side; Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals, Ligurian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Italy


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Image ID: 0037807-DPE

fin whale

fin whale, finback whale, razorback, or common rorqual, Balaenoptera physalus, view from above, showing blowholes and asymmetrical blaze and chevron markings on right side, which are used to identify individual whales; some parasitic copepods can be seen, appearing as short white streaks, more visible on the left side; Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals, Ligurian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Italy
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Doug Perrine

Image dimensions: 7360x4912