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Dwarf minke whale underwater
August 2, 2010

Dwarf Minke Whale

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

A dwarf minke whale cuts through the water, its many throat grooves clearly visible.

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Photograph by Steffen Binke

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