Detailed images of barnacles on whales look like rocky landscape by Franco Banfi (16 images)

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Barnacles stuck to the back of a grey whale look like a rocky, otherworldly landscape. The enormous 12 metre long sea creature is covered in hundreds of the tiny crustaceans.

The arthropods grip to the whale's skin as the mammal crashes through the nutrient rich waters of Baja Magdalena, Mexico.
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