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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Mon 20-Jan-14 02:23 PM
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"Bubble Net Feeders"


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I have heard of whales creating a "net of bubbles" to trap their prey, but had never seen it until just recently. I watched as a pod of whales would dive and exhale to create a string of bubbles 50 or 60 feet in diameter, with the individual bubble patches themselves being 6 feet or so in diameter.
When the circle was complete, the whales would swim through and swallow their prey. Birds would also appear to feast on the prey. Here are a few shots showing that action. C&C welcome. Richard
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Biker Bill Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2009Mon 20-Jan-14 02:52 PM
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Good behavior series.

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clickhans Registered since 10th Jul 2012Mon 20-Jan-14 06:19 PM
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Nice series!

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Nice series

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slopoki1 Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 13th Jun 2012Mon 20-Jan-14 09:50 PM
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Very interesting Richard. I never knew that.
Thanks for sharing.
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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Tue 21-Jan-14 01:57 PM
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Bill, Hans, Asgard and Rick: thanks for commenting. Richard

  

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af4nc Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007Tue 21-Jan-14 06:08 PM
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Nice shots. As someone who visits Hawaii often to see whales, I haven't been able to capture that yet.

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freedomfarm Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Mar 2013Tue 21-Jan-14 10:48 PM
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Nice shots! Interesting, thanks for sharing. I like the water draining off the tail in the third one.

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rogerh666 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jan 2012Wed 22-Jan-14 06:05 AM
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Interesting series Richard. Do you know what species of whale this is?

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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Wed 22-Jan-14 02:48 PM
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Denver, US
          

Tom, Steve and Roger: many thanks for looking and commenting. Steve: these were humpbacks. Richard

  

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Kipmm Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jun 2013Thu 23-Jan-14 08:03 PM
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Richard Nice shots and I am glad somebody other than PBS documentaries have captured this activity.


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