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Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California The Wave, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah.  The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only Guadalupe fur seals, floating upside down underwater over a rocky reef covered with golden kelp at Guadalupe Island, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge. Environment Photo.
Image ID: 14355  
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California, USA
 
The Wave, an area of fantastic eroded sandstone featuring beautiful swirls, wild colors, countless striations, and bizarre shapes set amidst the dramatic surrounding North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah. The sandstone formations of the North Coyote Buttes, including the Wave, date from the Jurassic period. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Wave is located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness and is accessible on foot by permit only. Environment Picture.
Image ID: 20605  
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
 
Guadalupe fur seals, floating upside down underwater over a rocky reef covered with golden kelp at Guadalupe Island. Stock Photography of Environment.
Image ID: 02113  
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Half Dome and storm clouds at sunset, viewed from Sentinel Bridge, Yosemite National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. The Second Wave at sunset.  The Second Wave, a curiously-shaped sandstone swirl, takes on rich warm tones and dramatic shadowed textures at sunset.  Set in the North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah, the Second Wave is characterized by striations revealing layers of sedimentary deposits, a visible historical record depicting eons of submarine geology, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad
Half Dome and storm clouds at sunset, viewed from Sentinel Bridge. Photograph of Environment.
Image ID: 22744  
Location: Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
The Second Wave at sunset. The Second Wave, a curiously-shaped sandstone swirl, takes on rich warm tones and dramatic shadowed textures at sunset. Set in the North Coyote Buttes of Arizona and Utah, the Second Wave is characterized by striations revealing layers of sedimentary deposits, a visible historical record depicting eons of submarine geology. Environment Photos.
Image ID: 20606  
Location: North Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA
 
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad. Environment Image.
Image ID: 17679  
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California, USA
 
Waterfall at Temple of Sinawava during peak flow following spring rainstorm.  Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring, with a rainbow appearing in the spray of the falls, viewed from the Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. A rainbow appears in the mist of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River.  At 308 feet, the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River is the tallest fall in the park.  This view is from Lookout Point on the North side of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.  When conditions are perfect in midsummer, a midmorning rainbow briefly appears in the falls, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Waterfall at Temple of Sinawava during peak flow following spring rainstorm. Zion Canyon. Professional stock photos of Environment.
Image ID: 12450  
Location: Temple of Sinawava, Zion National Park, Utah, USA
 
Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring, with a rainbow appearing in the spray of the falls, viewed from the Mist Trail. Pictures of Environment.
Image ID: 12634  
Location: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
A rainbow appears in the mist of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. At 308 feet, the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River is the tallest fall in the park. This view is from Lookout Point on the North side of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. When conditions are perfect in midsummer, a midmorning rainbow briefly appears in the falls. Environment Photo.
Image ID: 13319  
Location: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
 
Grand Prismatic Spring (left) and Excelsior Geyser (right).  Grand Prismatic Spring displays a stunning rainbow of colors created by species of thermophilac (heat-loving) bacteria that thrive in narrow temperature ranges.  The blue water in the center is too hot to support any bacterial life, while the outer orange rings are the coolest water.  Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest spring in the United States and the third-largest in the world.  Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Alaskan brown bear catching a jumping salmon, Brooks Falls, Ursus arctos, Brooks River, Katmai National Park A large, old brown bear (grizzly bear) wades across Brooks River. Coastal and near-coastal brown bears in Alaska can live to 25 years of age, weigh up to 1400 lbs and stand over 9 feet tall, Ursus arctos, Katmai National Park
Grand Prismatic Spring (left) and Excelsior Geyser (right). Grand Prismatic Spring displays a stunning rainbow of colors created by species of thermophilac (heat-loving) bacteria that thrive in narrow temperature ranges. The blue water in the center is too hot to support any bacterial life, while the outer orange rings are the coolest water. Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest spring in the United States and the third-largest in the world. Midway Geyser Basin. Environment Picture.
Image ID: 13571  
Location: Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
 
Alaskan brown bear catching a jumping salmon, Brooks Falls. Stock Photography of Environment.
Image ID: 17031  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA
 
A large, old brown bear (grizzly bear) wades across Brooks River. Coastal and near-coastal brown bears in Alaska can live to 25 years of age, weigh up to 1400 lbs and stand over 9 feet tall. Photograph of Environment.
Image ID: 17039  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA
 
Mesa Arch, Utah.  An exuberant hiker greets the dawning sun from atop Mesa Arch. Yup, that's me, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Old Faithful geyser, sunrise.  Reaching up to 185' in height and lasting up to 5 minutes, Old Faithful geyser is the most famous geyser in the world and the first geyser in Yellowstone to be named, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Mesa Arch, Utah. An exuberant hiker greets the dawning sun from atop Mesa Arch. Yup, that's me. Environment Photos.
Image ID: 18036  
Location: Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA
 
Old Faithful geyser, sunrise. Reaching up to 185' in height and lasting up to 5 minutes, Old Faithful geyser is the most famous geyser in the world and the first geyser in Yellowstone to be named. Environment Image.
Image ID: 26939  
Location: Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Professional stock photos of Environment.
Image ID: 00627  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A kelp forest, with sunbeams passing through kelp fronds.  Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a terrestrial forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Horsetail Falls backlit by the setting sun as it cascades down the face of El Capitan, February, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Mount Rainier is reflected in the calm waters of Reflection Lake, early morning, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
A kelp forest, with sunbeams passing through kelp fronds. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a terrestrial forest. Pictures of Environment.
Image ID: 02411  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Horsetail Falls backlit by the setting sun as it cascades down the face of El Capitan, February, Yosemite Valley. Environment Photo.
Image ID: 07048  
Location: Horsetail Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Mount Rainier is reflected in the calm waters of Reflection Lake, early morning Environment Picture.
Image ID: 28703  
Location: Reflection Lake, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA
 
Yosemite Falls at peak flow in late spring, viewed from Cooks Meadow, Yosemite National Park, California Paradise Falls tumble over rocks in Paradise Creek, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington Tiny hikers atop Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, California.  Near Stovepipe Wells lies a region of sand dunes, some of them hundreds of feet tall
Yosemite Falls at peak flow in late spring, viewed from Cooks Meadow. Stock Photography of Environment.
Image ID: 12631  
Location: Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Paradise Falls tumble over rocks in Paradise Creek. Photograph of Environment.
Image ID: 13867  
Location: Paradise Creek, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA
 
Tiny hikers atop Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, California. Near Stovepipe Wells lies a region of sand dunes, some of them hundreds of feet tall. Environment Photos.
Image ID: 15577  
Location: Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Aspen trees display Eastern Sierra fall colors, Lake Sabrina, Bishop Creek Canyon, Populus tremuloides, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains Hiker in North Window, sunset, western face.  North Window is a natural sandstone arch 90 feet wide and 48 feet high, Arches National Park, Utah A SCUBA diver swims through a giant kelp forest which is tilted back by strong ocean currents.   Giant kelp, the fastest plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Aspen trees display Eastern Sierra fall colors, Lake Sabrina, Bishop Creek Canyon. Environment Image.
Image ID: 17547  
Species: Aspen, Populus tremuloides
Location: Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA
 
Hiker in North Window, sunset, western face. North Window is a natural sandstone arch 90 feet wide and 48 feet high. Professional stock photos of Environment.
Image ID: 18159  
Location: North Window, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
 
A SCUBA diver swims through a giant kelp forest which is tilted back by strong ocean currents. Giant kelp, the fastest plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest. Pictures of Environment.
Image ID: 01107  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California, Mola mola A SCUBA diver swimming over a rocky reef covered with kelp, watches a brightly colored orange garibaldi fish, Hypsypops rubicundus, San Clemente Island Lembert Dome and late afternoon clouds rise above Tuolumne Meadows in the High Sierra, catching the fading light of sunset, Yosemite National Park, California
Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California. Environment Photo.
Image ID: 03267  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
 
A SCUBA diver swimming over a rocky reef covered with kelp, watches a brightly colored orange garibaldi fish. Environment Picture.
Image ID: 01113  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Lembert Dome and late afternoon clouds rise above Tuolumne Meadows in the High Sierra, catching the fading light of sunset. Stock Photography of Environment.
Image ID: 09938  
Location: Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above.  San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix Light Beam in Upper Antelope Slot Canyon.  Thin shafts of light briefly penetrate the convoluted narrows of Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, sending piercing beams through the sandstone maze to the sand floor below, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona
Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above. San Clemente Island. Photograph of Environment.
Image ID: 10237  
Species: Surfgrass, Phyllospadix
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Light Beam in Upper Antelope Slot Canyon. Thin shafts of light briefly penetrate the convoluted narrows of Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, sending piercing beams through the sandstone maze to the sand floor below. Environment Photos.
Image ID: 28570  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Milky Way and stars at night above Mount Rainier, Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Milky Way and stars at night above Mount Rainier. Environment Image.
Image ID: 28723  
Location: Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA
Pano dimensions: 6235 x 11240
 


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