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Whale Spouting

Whale Spouting

It was while photographing Gray Whales (Eschrichtius robustus) in San Francisco Bay, looking down on them from the Dumbarton Bridge, that I realized they have two blow holes (like nostrils).  All baleen whales have two.  Grays grow up to 50 feet long and weigh 40 tons. 
 
Canon EOS 1V camera and 600 f/4 L IS lens with 2x teleconverter on Gitzo tripod with Wimberly head.  Provia 100F film, pushed two stops.  1/350 sec at f/8.