Humpbacks back in the Columbia River

A humpback whale swims in the Columbia River near the Astoria-Megler Bridge last week. There have been numerous sightings of one or more humpbacks, which typically frequent the waters of the north channel near McGowan and the south channel near Hammond. The humpbacks come into the river in pursuit of the small fish species they eat, including smelt and herring. Taken with a telephoto lens, this photo makes snow-topped Saddle Mountain appear to be much closer than it is in reality.

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