The blue whale is not only the largest mammal and the largest animal known to have existed. It also has the largest heart of any animal, about the size of a car and weighing 1,500 pounds. It produces the planet’s slowest heartbeat, beating four to eight times per minute. (NOAA Photo Library/Flickr)
Humbpack whales - Réunion island - are bloody beautiful. Their sheer size and texture is so surreal it seems digitalised. Seeing two of them together, side by side, it's difficult to imagine how so much matter could exist in one view.
Earless Seals (Phocidae Family - True Seals) Example #1: Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata). ("Hooded seal - Wikipedia.") Google search: "The Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata) is a large Phocid found only in the central & western North Atlantic. The seals are typically silver-grey in colour, with black spots that vary in size covering most of the body. Hooded Seal pups are known as "blue-backs" because their coats are blue-grey on the back with whitish bellies. Wikipedia."
This may be the biggest and most brutal animal attack ever caught on film: a pod of killer whales attacking a blue whale, the largest animal on the planet. Watch how the orcas coordinate their efforts on the tail and use their numbers to overwhelm the blue whale's greater size.
Blue whales. The largest animal that has ever lived on earth & we still have a few.
J. Crew yellow and blue whale Wellies Size 9
J. Crew yellow and blue whale Wellies Size 9 Really cute yellow J. Crew rain boots with blue whales. Only worn a couple of times so in good condition. Super fun pair of rain boots, I wish they fit better! J. Crew Shoes Winter & Rain Boots
Fin Whales are often called Blue Whales by mistake. Fin Whales are fast and are sometimes called the grayhounds of the sea. Notice the size of the diver and compare it to other drawings.