Culture Art & Media Photo: Humpback Whale Feeding With the Sheerwaters By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Rick Derevan / flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from California's Central Coast. Photographer Rick Derevan caught this image of a humpback in the midst of a lunge feeding, in which a whale sets upon a school of fish with mouth agape and captures a load all at once. Bonus points for the perfectly placed shearwaters, who are likely enjoying the prey as well. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to email@example.com with "photo of the day" in the subject line.