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Humpback Lunge Feeding


Posted by Cindy Marple on Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:55 am

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Some very active feeding last week in Monterey Bay, we were lucky to have several vertical lunges in rather quick succession. The Western Gulls were there to take advantage of the "spilled" anchovies. 

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by Ron Day on Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:37 pm
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Wonderful feeding behavior, Cindy. The splashing water and gulls emphasize the action. A must see in large view.
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:30 am
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This must be amazing to see, Cindy! I always wonder if any of the gulls ever get scooped up with this frenzy going on, and you've caught the feeding behaviour very nicely here.

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by david fletcher on Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:22 pm
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Brilliant timing and action caught here Cindy! Superb feeding behaviour. (oft neglected, but the gulls add too)
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:30 am
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Very cool behavior shot- the splashes and gull make this one work well for me.
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