16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Summer in Monterey Bay
Humpback whales lunge through a school of anchovies they’ve trapped at the surface. Summer is an amazing time on Monterey Bay. Spring winds cause an upwelling of nutrients and that brings an explosion of life to the bay. Humpback whales, sea lions, and sea birds all congregate to feast on an abundance of schooling fish (anchovies mostly). When the anchovies school near the surface, whale watchers are treated to a real show!
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