The tall spout says Blue Whale. Also, that's what the marine biologist said on board. You'll kind of have to take my word for it. It was not a cooperative whale.
A really big male surfaced, eating a huge fish right next to the boat. Unfortunately the boat was pitching too much for a picture.
The only picture I got of them unfortunately
The bird in the lower portion of the photo.
Pelagic trip out of Monterey. Location approximate.