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Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whale Watching in North America, published by Bloomsbury in August 2017, covers all the main whale-watching locations in the USA, Canada and Mexico and includes sections on how to watch whales and a field guide to all the species to be seen in North American waters. Whale expert Mark Carwardine has been studying, conserving, photographing and taking people to see whales all over the world for more than 30 years, and has written many books on the subject. This gallery contains a selection of Mark's images used in the book, plus some provided by other NPL photographers.
Long beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) pod porpoising Baja California, Mexico.
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Mark Carwardine / Long beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) pod porpoising Baja California, Mexico.
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) at water surface with mouth open showing baleen plates, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) at water surface with mouth open showing baleen plates, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching - leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching - leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Baja California, Mexico
Short finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) about to surface, Baja California, Mexico, February
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Mark Carwardine / Short finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) about to surface, Baja California, Mexico, February
Photographer Mark Carwardine with binoculars, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
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Mark Carwardine / Photographer Mark Carwardine with binoculars, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) diving  at sunset~Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Baja California, Mexico. Endangered species.
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Mark Carwardine / Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) diving at sunset~Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Baja California, Mexico. Endangered species.
Pod of Risso Dolphin (Grampus griseus) at surface, Baja California, Mexico.
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Mark Carwardine / Pod of Risso Dolphin (Grampus griseus) at surface, Baja California, Mexico.
Long beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) with very young calf (probably less than a day old - wrinkly skin and floppy tail are good indicators) Baja California, Mexico.
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Mark Carwardine / Long beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) with very young calf (probably less than a day old - wrinkly skin and floppy tail are good indicators) Baja California, Mexico.
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing, showing blowhole and vertebrae of spine, Endangered species, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing, showing blowhole and vertebrae of spine, Endangered species, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Tourists watching Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico,  February 2010
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Mark Carwardine / Tourists watching Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, February 2010
Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) calf at the water surface being petted by a tourist. San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, April.
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Mark Carwardine / Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) calf at the water surface being petted by a tourist. San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, April.
Yangtze river dolphin {Lipotes vexillifer} captive, Wuhan, China, crit endangered
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Mark Carwardine / Yangtze river dolphin {Lipotes vexillifer} captive, Wuhan, China, crit endangered
Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) breaching, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) breaching, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) at surface, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) at surface, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) feeding on herring, showing palate and baleen plates, Frederick Sound, South East Alaska, USA, Endangered or threatened species (Vulnerable)
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) feeding on herring, showing palate and baleen plates, Frederick Sound, South East Alaska, USA, Endangered or threatened species (Vulnerable)
Short finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) spyhopping, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Short finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) spyhopping, Baja California, Mexico
Tourists in small boat leaning out to touch a curious Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, March 2007
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Mark Carwardine / Tourists in small boat leaning out to touch a curious Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, March 2007
Killer whale (Orcinus orca) spy hopping, Salish Sea, near Vancouver Island, Canada.
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Mark Carwardine / Killer whale (Orcinus orca) spy hopping, Salish Sea, near Vancouver Island, Canada.
Aerial view of Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing and blowing with whale watchers. Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. Endangered Species
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Mark Carwardine / Aerial view of Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing and blowing with whale watchers. Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. Endangered Species
Pacific white sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) porpoising in waves, Baja California, Mexico.
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Mark Carwardine / Pacific white sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) porpoising in waves, Baja California, Mexico.
Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing and blowing. Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing and blowing. Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) close to boat, watched and photographed by whale watchers, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) close to boat, watched and photographed by whale watchers, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) people watching from boat, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico, February, endangered species
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Mark Carwardine / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) people watching from boat, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico, February, endangered species
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) person watching from boat, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico, February, endangered species
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Mark Carwardine / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) person watching from boat, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico, February, endangered species
Tourists watching curious Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico,  February 2010
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Mark Carwardine / Tourists watching curious Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, February 2010
Hands of a tourist leaning from boat to touch the skin of a friendly Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, April 2009
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Mark Carwardine / Hands of a tourist leaning from boat to touch the skin of a friendly Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, April 2009
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping watched by tourists in small boat, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, February 2006
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Mark Carwardine / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping watched by tourists in small boat, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, February 2006
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) lunge-feeding for herring (after bubble-netting), Frederick Sound, South East Alaska, USA, Endangered or threatened species (Vulnerable)
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) lunge-feeding for herring (after bubble-netting), Frederick Sound, South East Alaska, USA, Endangered or threatened species (Vulnerable)
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluking / diving, Endangered species, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluking / diving, Endangered species, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluking / diving, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California,), Baja California, Mexico, March
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Mark Carwardine / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluking / diving, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California,), Baja California, Mexico, March
Tourists in close contact with friendly Grey whales, Baja California, Mexico {Eschrichtus robustus}
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Mark Carwardine / Tourists in close contact with friendly Grey whales, Baja California, Mexico {Eschrichtus robustus}
Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) diving, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Baja California, Mexico, Endangered
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Mark Carwardine / Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) diving, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Baja California, Mexico, Endangered
Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) bubble net and lunge feeding as a pod, cooperative hunting, Southeast Alaska, USA August
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) bubble net and lunge feeding as a pod, cooperative hunting, Southeast Alaska, USA August
Fraser's dolphin jumping {Lagenodelphus hosei} Caribbean
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Mark Carwardine / Fraser's dolphin jumping {Lagenodelphus hosei} Caribbean
Pacific white-sided dolphin / Lag (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) swimming fast, showing dorsal fin, Johnstone Strait, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, western Canada
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Mark Carwardine / Pacific white-sided dolphin / Lag (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) swimming fast, showing dorsal fin, Johnstone Strait, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, western Canada
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) flipper slapping or pectoral slapping, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) flipper slapping or pectoral slapping, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Atlantic white-sided dolphins {Lagenorhynchus acutus} off coast of New England
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Mark Carwardine / Atlantic white-sided dolphins {Lagenorhynchus acutus} off coast of New England
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) close to boat, watched by whale watchers, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) close to boat, watched by whale watchers, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
White-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) surfacing at speed, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, west Iceland, January
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Mark Carwardine / White-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) surfacing at speed, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, west Iceland, January
Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico
Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) swimming fast, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) swimming fast, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico
Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico
Harbour porpoise, (Phocoena phocoena) porpoising, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada, August.
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Nick Hawkins / Harbour porpoise, (Phocoena phocoena) porpoising, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada, August.
Pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins with young {Stenella frontalis} The Bahamas
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Mark Carwardine / Pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins with young {Stenella frontalis} The Bahamas
Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) porpoising, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) porpoising, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico
Two Common dolphins porpoising {Delphinus delphis} California, USA Monterey Bay
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Mark Carwardine / Two Common dolphins porpoising {Delphinus delphis} California, USA Monterey Bay
Common dolphin porpoising {Delphinus delphis} Monterey Bay, California, USA
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Mark Carwardine / Common dolphin porpoising {Delphinus delphis} Monterey Bay, California, USA
Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) juvenile swimming alongside mother, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) juvenile swimming alongside mother, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) at surface, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) at surface, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Killer whale / Orca (Orcinus orca) surfacing with whale watching on boat in background, Johnstone Strait, Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
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Mark Carwardine / Killer whale / Orca (Orcinus orca) surfacing with whale watching on boat in background, Johnstone Strait, Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima) Showing skin (possibly sun) damage, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico, April
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Mark Carwardine / Dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima) Showing skin (possibly sun) damage, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico, April
Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) fluking, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Endangered
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Mark Carwardine / Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) fluking, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Endangered
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Johnstone Strait, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, western Canada
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Johnstone Strait, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, western Canada
Aerial view of Blue whale + calf {Balaenoptera musculus} Sea of Cortez, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Aerial view of Blue whale + calf {Balaenoptera musculus} Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Baja California, Mexico, endangered
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Mark Carwardine / Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Baja California, Mexico, endangered
Bryde's / Tropical whale (Balaenoptera edeni) surfacing showing blow hole, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico, October
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Mark Carwardine / Bryde's / Tropical whale (Balaenoptera edeni) surfacing showing blow hole, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico, October
Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) surfacing, blow-hole visible, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico, Endangered species
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Mark Carwardine / Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) surfacing, blow-hole visible, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico, Endangered species
Common / Northern minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) surfacing, Pacific coast of Baja California, Mexico, February
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Mark Carwardine / Common / Northern minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) surfacing, Pacific coast of Baja California, Mexico, February
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) calf at surface, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
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Mark Carwardine / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) calf at surface, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
Eastern spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris orientalis) porposing, West Mexico, Pacific
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Todd Pusser / Eastern spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris orientalis) porposing, West Mexico, Pacific
Exuberant Pantropical spotted dolphin {Stenella attenuata} Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean
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Todd Pusser / Exuberant Pantropical spotted dolphin {Stenella attenuata} Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean
Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) just under ice near surface, Canadian Arctic
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Martha Holmes / Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) just under ice near surface, Canadian Arctic
Pod of Baird's beaked whales {Berardius bairdii}, Isla Guadalupe, Mexico, Pacific
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Todd Pusser / Pod of Baird's beaked whales {Berardius bairdii}, Isla Guadalupe, Mexico, Pacific
Spinner dolphin leaping {Stenella longirostris} Kona,  Hawaii, Pacific Ocean ~(Non-ex).
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Doug Perrine / Spinner dolphin leaping {Stenella longirostris} Kona, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean ~(Non-ex).
White whales (Beluga) underwater. Arctic sea. Freeze Frame book plate page 201.
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Doug Allan / White whales (Beluga) underwater. Arctic sea. Freeze Frame book plate page 201.
False killer whale ( Pseudorca crassidens ) with mouth open, showing large conical teeth, captive, aquarium, from Indo-pacific, digitally manipulated
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Doug Perrine / False killer whale ( Pseudorca crassidens ) with mouth open, showing large conical teeth, captive, aquarium, from Indo-pacific, digitally manipulated
Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) jumping, Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals, Italy. Ligurian Sea, Mediterranean Sea.
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Doug Perrine / Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) jumping, Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals, Italy. Ligurian Sea, Mediterranean Sea.
Breaching Cuvier's beaked whale {Ziphius cavirostris} Atlantic, USA
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Todd Pusser / Breaching Cuvier's beaked whale {Ziphius cavirostris} Atlantic, USA