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Blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, swims through the open ocean, underwater view, Balaenoptera musculus Crevice rockfish.  Seldom seen, kelpfish hover among the seaweeds in wave swept tidepools and reefs.  These secretive fish rapidly change color to match watever background they are near.  This kelpfish has assumed the coloration of the blade of kelp it is resting on, Gibbonsia montereyensis, Monterey, California Brown pelicans, breeding plumage (left) and non-breeding adult (right), sunrise.  This large seabird has a wingspan over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status, due largely to predation in the early 1900s and to decades of poor reproduction caused by DDT poisoning.  In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage with brown neck, yellow and white head and bright red gular throat pouch, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla
Blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, swims through the open ocean, underwater view.
Image ID: 01902  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Crevice rockfish. Seldom seen, kelpfish hover among the seaweeds in wave swept tidepools and reefs. These secretive fish rapidly change color to match watever background they are near. This kelpfish has assumed the coloration of the blade of kelp it is resting on.
Image ID: 13711  
Species: Crevice rockfish, Gibbonsia montereyensis
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
Brown pelicans, breeding plumage (left) and non-breeding adult (right), sunrise. This large seabird has a wingspan over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status, due largely to predation in the early 1900s and to decades of poor reproduction caused by DDT poisoning. In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage with brown neck, yellow and white head and bright red gular throat pouch.
Image ID: 18047  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Western diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox Twig snake.  The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth.  Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents.  Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits, Thelotornis capensis oatesii Wildflowers on Shadow Mountain with the Teton Range visible in the distance, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Western diamondback rattlesnake.
Image ID: 12600  
Species: Western diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox
 
Twig snake. The twig snake is back-fanged, having its short fangs situated far back in the mouth. Its venom will subdue small prey such as rodents. Its is well camouflaged, resembling a small twig or branch in the trees that it inhabits.
Image ID: 12606  
Species: Twig snake, Thelotornis capensis oatesii
 
Wildflowers on Shadow Mountain with the Teton Range visible in the distance.
Image ID: 13022  
Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA
 
California brown pelican portrait, winter mating plumage, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla Coyote, Canis latrans, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Dune primrose (white) and sand verbena (purple) bloom in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, mixing in a rich display of desert color.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Abronia villosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
California brown pelican portrait, winter mating plumage.
Image ID: 18363  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Coyote.
Image ID: 19658  
Species: Coyote, Canis latrans
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
 
Dune primrose (white) and sand verbena (purple) bloom in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, mixing in a rich display of desert color. Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Image ID: 20483  
Species: Dune Evening Primrose, Sand Verbena, Oenothera deltoides, Abronia villosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Coastal brown bear, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Humpback whale raising its fluke (tail) prior to a dive, Megaptera novaeangliae, Frederick Sound
Coastal brown bear.
Image ID: 20916  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA
 
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery.
Image ID: 03808  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Humpback whale raising its fluke (tail) prior to a dive.
Image ID: 04230  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Frederick Sound, Alaska, USA
 
Clouds form in a blue sky Scarlet macaw, Ara macao Fresh salmon on ice at the Public Market, Granville Island, Vancouver
Clouds form in a blue sky.
Image ID: 18520  
 
Scarlet macaw.
Image ID: 12547  
Species: Scarlett macaw, Ara macao
 
Fresh salmon on ice at the Public Market, Granville Island, Vancouver.
Image ID: 21206  
Location: Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 
Salp (pelagic tunicate) bracelet composed of many individuals, open ocean, Cyclosalpa affinis, San Diego, California Masked butterflyfish, Chaetodon semilarvatus, Egyptian Red Sea An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving.  Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus
Salp (pelagic tunicate) bracelet composed of many individuals, open ocean.
Image ID: 04697  
Species: Salp, Cyclosalpa affinis
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Masked butterflyfish.
Image ID: 05268  
Species: Masked butterflyfish, Chaetodon semilarvatus
Location: Egyptian Red Sea
 
An enormous blue whale raises its fluke (tail) high out of the water before diving. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Image ID: 07548  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Pacific  bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus Kelp fronds grow upward from the reef below to reach the ocean surface and spread out to form a living canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Humpback whales.
Image ID: 04513  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Pacific bottlenose dolphin.
Image ID: 04912  
Species: Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
 
Kelp fronds grow upward from the reef below to reach the ocean surface and spread out to form a living canopy.
Image ID: 07495  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis Gangrenous Cowrie, Cypraea gangranosa Juvenile red abalone, Haliotis rufescens
Common cuttlefish.
Image ID: 07879  
Species: Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis
 
Gangrenous Cowrie.
Image ID: 08094  
Species: Gangrenous Cowrie, Cypraea gangranosa
 
Juvenile red abalone.
Image ID: 08635  
Species: Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens
 
Silver dollar, a freshwater fish native to the Amazon and Paraguay river basins of South America, Metynnis hypsauchen Huge Sequoia trees reach for the sky, creating a canopy of branches hundreds of feet above the forest floor, Sequoiadendron giganteum, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, California Half-moon perch school below offshore drift kelp, open ocean, Medialuna californiensis, San Diego, California
Silver dollar, a freshwater fish native to the Amazon and Paraguay river basins of South America.
Image ID: 09333  
Species: Silver dollar fish, Metynnis hypsauchen
 
Huge Sequoia trees reach for the sky, creating a canopy of branches hundreds of feet above the forest floor.
Image ID: 09885  
Species: Giant sequoia tree, Sequoiadendron giganteum
Location: Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, California, USA
 
Half-moon perch school below offshore drift kelp, open ocean.
Image ID: 09990  
Species: Halfmoon perch, Medialuna californiensis
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 

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Categories Appearing Among These Images:
Animal  >  Bird  >  Pelican (Pelecanidae)  >  Brown Pelican
Animal  >  Bird  >  Pelican (Pelecanidae)  >  Brown Pelican  >  California Brown Pelican
Animal  >  Bird  >  Seabird
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Bottlenose Dolphin
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Blue Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale  >  Humpback Whale in Alaska
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Anatomy  >  Whale Fluke / Tail
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Blue Whale
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Humpback Whale
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Seabird  >  California Brown Pelican
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Color and Pattern  >  Mask or Hidden Eye
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Color and Pattern  >  Stripe
Animal  >  Fish  >  Freshwater Fish
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Halfmoon (Kyphosidae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Indo-Pacific
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Indo-Pacific  >  California / Baja California
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Rockfish / Scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae)
Animal  >  Mammal  >  Bear  >  Brown Bear
Animal  >  Mammal  >  Bear  >  Grizzly Bear
Animal  >  Mammal  >  Coyote
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Behavior  >  Reproduction / Mating
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Cephalopod  >  Cuttlefish
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Gastropods / Snail  >  Abalone
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Plankton  >  Jellyfish
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Plankton  >  Salp
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Tunicates  >  Salp
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  California Sea Lion
Animal  >  Reptile  >  Snake  >  Rattlesnake
Gallery  >  Blue Whales
Gallery  >  Cetacean
Gallery  >  Grand Teton National Park
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)
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  >  Hawaiian Islands
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  Southeast Alaska
Location  >  Oceans  >  Red Sea  >  Egypt
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  >  Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Parks  >  Lake Clark National Park (Alaska)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Parks  >  Sequoia / Kings Canyon National Park (California)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Parks  >  Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  State Parks  >  Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  World Heritage Sites  >  Yellowstone National Park (USA)
Location  >  USA  >  Alaska  >  Lake Clark National Park
Location  >  USA  >  Alaska  >  Southeast Alaska
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Desert  >  Anza Borrego
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla  >  La Jolla Pelicans
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Santa Barbara Island
Location  >  USA  >  Hawaii
Location  >  USA  >  Wyoming  >  Bridger-Teton National Forest
Location  >  USA  >  Wyoming  >  Grand Teton National Park
Location  >  USA  >  Wyoming  >  Yellowstone National Park
Location  >  World  >  Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver  >  Granville Island
Location  >  World  >  Egypt  >  Red Sea
Natural World  >  Habitat  >  Kelp Forest
Plant  >  Marine Plant  >  Giant Kelp
Plant  >  Terrestrial Plant  >  Tree  >  Redwood Tree  >  Sequoia Tree
Plant  >  Wildflower  >  Desert Wildflower
Specimens  >  Shells  >  Cowries (Cypraea / Cypraeidae)
Subject  >  Technique  >  Captivity  >  Aquarium
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Abronia villosa
Ara macao
Balaenoptera musculus
Canis latrans
Chaetodon semilarvatus
Crotalus atrox
Cyclosalpa affinis
Cypraea gangranosa
Gibbonsia montereyensis
Haliotis rufescens
Macrocystis pyrifera
Medialuna californiensis
Megaptera novaeangliae
Metynnis hypsauchen
Oenothera deltoides
Pelecanus occidentalis
Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Sepia officinalis
Sequoiadendron giganteum
Thelotornis capensis oatesii
Tursiops truncatus
Ursus arctos
Zalophus californianus

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Updated: July 16, 2018