Timing is everything! Two hungry humpback whales appear to synchronize a lunge feeding in Monterey Bay. These leviathans levitate during lunges to gulp up gallons of fishy fare—truly one of nature's greatest spectacles.
Humpbacks work as a team when hunting schooling fish. As some encircle fish under water with a "bubble net"—trapping them in a net of bubbles—others position themselves beneath the school and rise, forcing the fish toward the surface. All humpbacks involved in this effort then lunge up through the concentrated school of fish, feasting on thousands in a single gulp of their cavernous mouths.