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Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Pacific harbor seal, mother and pup, Phoca vitulina richardsi, La Jolla, California Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group. The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, . The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female.
Image ID: 06037  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Pacific harbor seal, mother and pup.
Image ID: 15752  
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Kelp canopy.
Image ID: 00601  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California bat ray swimming amidst giant kelp forest, Myliobatis californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Bald eagle in flight over snow-dusted beach, Kachemak Bay, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Homer, Alaska Snow geese gather in massive flocks over water, taking off and landing in synchrony, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
California bat ray swimming amidst giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 03414  
Species: California bat ray, Myliobatis californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Bald eagle in flight over snow-dusted beach, Kachemak Bay.
Image ID: 22706  
Species: Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Location: Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska, USA
 
Snow geese gather in massive flocks over water, taking off and landing in synchrony.
Image ID: 19991  
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whales, socializing trio of adults, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Garibaldi and California golden gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep.  Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea californica, Hypsypops rubicundus, San Clemente Island Bald eagle in flight, banking over Kachemak Bay, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Homer, Alaska
North Pacific humpback whales, socializing trio of adults.
Image ID: 05934  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Garibaldi and California golden gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 23521  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Bald eagle in flight, banking over Kachemak Bay.
Image ID: 22880  
Species: Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Location: Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska, USA
 
Lyretail fairy basslet, female, Pseudanthias squamipinnis Broken Hill is an ancient, compacted sand dune that was uplifted to its present location and is now eroding, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Moss and rocks, Bass Lake, western Sierra
Lyretail fairy basslet, female.
Image ID: 11796  
Species: Jewel fairy basslet, Pseudanthias squamipinnis
 
Broken Hill is an ancient, compacted sand dune that was uplifted to its present location and is now eroding.
Image ID: 12017  
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California, USA
 
Moss and rocks, Bass Lake, western Sierra.
Image ID: 12698  
Location: California, USA
 
Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington Ribbon Falls, on the west side of El Capitan, drops 1612 feet (530m).  Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. 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
Narada Falls.
Image ID: 13840  
Location: Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA
 
Ribbon Falls, on the west side of El Capitan, drops 1612 feet (530m). Yosemite Valley.
Image ID: 16075  
Location: El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California, 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.
Image ID: 17194  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA
 
Canyonlands National Park, winter, viewed from Grandview Point.  Island in the Sky Western gull in flight, Larus occidentalis, La Jolla, California Guadalupe fur seal, hauled out upon volcanic rocks along the shoreline of Guadalupe Island, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Canyonlands National Park, winter, viewed from Grandview Point. Island in the Sky.
Image ID: 18103  
Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA
 
Western gull in flight.
Image ID: 18566  
Species: Western gull, Larus occidentalis
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Guadalupe fur seal, hauled out upon volcanic rocks along the shoreline of Guadalupe Island.
Image ID: 21374  
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, Darwin Island Galapagos tortoise, Santa Cruz Island species, highlands of Santa Cruz island, Geochelone nigra Cresting wave, morning light, glassy water, surf, Cardiff by the Sea, California
Scalloped hammerhead shark.
Image ID: 16248  
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Galapagos tortoise, Santa Cruz Island species, highlands of Santa Cruz island.
Image ID: 16484  
Species: Galapagos tortoise, Geochelone nigra
Location: Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Cresting wave, morning light, glassy water, surf.
Image ID: 20826  
Location: Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
 
Humpback whale (male), diving, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Coronado Islands Mexico. Viewed from north, North island in foreground, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Roman emperor Arcadius (383-408 A.D.), depicted on ancient Roman coin (bronze, denom/type: AE3) (AE 16mm; Sear 4233. Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG. Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI, CONSB exergue.)
Humpback whale (male), diving.
Image ID: 02834  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Coronado Islands Mexico. Viewed from north, North island in foreground.
Image ID: 05491  
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Roman emperor Arcadius (383-408 A.D.), depicted on ancient Roman coin (bronze, denom/type: AE3) (AE 16mm; Sear 4233. Obverse: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG. Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI, CONSB exergue.).
Image ID: 06737  
 
Southern sea palm, Eisenia arborea, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Divers swim over granite reef structure, Abalone Point, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Southern sea palm.
Image ID: 09540  
Species: Southern sea palm, Eisenia arborea
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Divers swim over granite reef structure, Abalone Point.
Image ID: 09553  
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 

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Animal  >  Bird  >  Eagle (Accipitridae)  >  Bald Eagle
Animal  >  Bird  >  Goose (Anatidae)  >  Snow Goose
Animal  >  Bird  >  Gull (Laridae)  >  Western Gull
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale  >  Humpback Whale Bubble Display
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Behavior  >  Competitive / Rowdy Group
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Behavior  >  Whale Bubble Display
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Guadalupe Fur Seal
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Humpback Whale
Animal  >  Endemic Species  >  Galapagos Islands
Animal  >  Endemic Species  >  Guadalupe Island
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Anthias (Serranidae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Damselfish (Pomacentridae)  >  Garibaldi
Animal  >  Mammal  >  Bear  >  Brown Bear
Animal  >  Mammal  >  Bear  >  Grizzly Bear
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Soft Coral  >  Gorgonian
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Guadalupe Fur Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Harbor Seal  >  La Jolla Seal Controversy
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Juvenile / Pup
Animal  >  Ray  >  Bat Ray
Animal  >  Reptile  >  Tortoise  >  Galapagos Tortoise
Animal  >  Shark  >  Hammerhead Shark  >  Scalloped Hammerhead
Gallery  >  Bird
Gallery  >  Galapagos Islands
Gallery  >  Guadalupe Island
Gallery  >  Humpback Whales
Gallery  >  Seals and Sea Lions
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  Santa Barbara Island
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Coronado Islands
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)  >  Above Water
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)  >  Underwater
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  Hawaiian Islands
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  International  >  Isla Guadalupe Special Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary  >  Santa Barbara Island
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Parks  >  Canyonlands National Park (Utah)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Parks  >  Katmai National Park (Alaska)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Parks  >  Mount Rainier National Park (Washington)  >  Narada Falls
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Parks  >  Yosemite National Park (California)  >  Yosemite Valley  >  El Capitan
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Parks  >  Yosemite National Park (California)  >  Yosemite Valley  >  Ribbon Falls
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Wildlife Refuges  >  Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  State Parks  >  Torrey Pines State Reserve
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  World Heritage Sites  >  Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  World Heritage Sites  >  Yosemite National Park (USA)
Location  >  USA  >  Alaska  >  Homer
Location  >  USA  >  Alaska  >  Katmai National Park  >  Brooks River
Location  >  USA  >  California
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla Seals / Childrens Pool
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  San Diego  >  Torrey Pines State Park
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Santa Barbara Island
Location  >  USA  >  Hawaii
Location  >  USA  >  New Mexico  >  Socorro  >  Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Location  >  USA  >  Utah  >  Canyonlands National Park
Location  >  USA  >  Washington  >  Mount Rainier National Park
Location  >  World  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Darwin Island (Culpepper)
Location  >  World  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz Island (Indefatigable)
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  Coronado Islands
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Natural World  >  Habitat  >  Kelp Forest
Natural World  >  Habitat  >  Kelp Forest  >  Animal In Kelp
Natural World  >  Habitat  >  Rocky Ocean Bottom
Natural World  >  Mountain and Peak  >  El Capitan (Yosemite)
Natural World  >  Waterfall  >  Narada Falls (Mount Rainier)
Natural World  >  Waterfall  >  Ribbon Falls (Yosemite)
Plant  >  Marine Algae
Plant  >  Marine Plant  >  Giant Kelp
Specimens  >  Ancient Coins
Subject  >  Effect  >  Silhouette
Subject  >  People  >  Underwater
Subject  >  Technique  >  Aerial Photo
Subject  >  Technique  >  Captivity  >  Aquarium
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Arctocephalus townsendi
Chen caerulescens
Eisenia arborea
Geochelone nigra
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Hypsypops rubicundus
Larus occidentalis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Megaptera novaeangliae
Muricea californica
Myliobatis californica
Phoca vitulina richardsi
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Sphyrna lewini
Ursus arctos

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Updated: April 18, 2019