It is a Fin whale
Thank you, Mikewal!
It's a blue. It only appears dark because of the lighting. It has a little step in front of the dorsal fin like a blue, whereas a fin whale would have a clean transition from its back to the leading edge of its much more prominent, backswept dorsal fin.
I thought it was blue! Thanks, CornelisJensen. I have one other whale closeup which I'm going to post and I hope you will help me identify it.
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Photo taken in California Coastal National Monument, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location