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Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad Gray whales, two males both with extended penis during courtship socialization, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Blue whale underwater closeup photo.  This picture of a blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view.  Since this blue whale was approximately 80-90' long and just a few feet from the camera, an extremely wide lens was used to photograph the entire enormous whale, Balaenoptera musculus This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad.
Image ID: 17679  
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California, USA
 
Gray whales, two males both with extended penis during courtship socialization, Laguna San Ignacio.
Image ID: 06431  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
 
Blue whale underwater closeup photo. This picture of a blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view. Since this blue whale was approximately 80-90' long and just a few feet from the camera, an extremely wide lens was used to photograph the entire enormous whale.
Image ID: 27299  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California, USA
 
Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji, Crinoidea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island Blue whale underwater photo showing entire whale head (rostrum) to tail (fluke).  This picture of a blue whale shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view.  Specialized underwater camera gear, including an extremely wide lens, was used to capture the entire enormous whale in a single photograph, Balaenoptera musculus Bald eagle spreads its wings to land amid a large group of bald eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska
Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31596  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Crinoidea
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
 
Blue whale underwater photo showing entire whale head (rostrum) to tail (fluke). This picture of a blue whale shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view. Specialized underwater camera gear, including an extremely wide lens, was used to capture the entire enormous whale in a single photograph.
Image ID: 27300  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California, USA
 
Bald eagle spreads its wings to land amid a large group of bald eagles.
Image ID: 22681  
Species: Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Location: Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska, USA
 
A great white shark opens it mouth just before it attacks its prey with a crippling, powerful bite.  After the prey has been disabled, the shark will often wait for it to weaken from blood loss before resuming the attack.  If the shark looses a tooth in the course of the bite, a replacement just behind it will move forward to take its place, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Sky Rock petroglyphs near Bishop, California, sunrise light just touching clouds and the Sierra Nevada. Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky.  These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, situated on the Silver Strand between San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, is the West Coast focal point for special and expeditionary warfare training and operations.  The famous "swastika building" is seen on the southern (left) side of the base
A great white shark opens it mouth just before it attacks its prey with a crippling, powerful bite. After the prey has been disabled, the shark will often wait for it to weaken from blood loss before resuming the attack. If the shark looses a tooth in the course of the bite, a replacement just behind it will move forward to take its place.
Image ID: 19452  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Sky Rock petroglyphs near Bishop, California, sunrise light just touching clouds and the Sierra Nevada. Hidden atop an enormous boulder in the Volcanic Tablelands lies Sky Rock, a set of petroglyphs that face the sky. These superb examples of native American petroglyph artwork are thought to be Paiute in origin, but little is known about them.
Image ID: 26979  
Location: Bishop, California, USA
 
Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, situated on the Silver Strand between San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, is the West Coast focal point for special and expeditionary warfare training and operations. The famous "swastika building" is seen on the southern (left) side of the base.
Image ID: 22298  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Two blue whales, a mother and her calf, swim through the open ocean in this aerial photograph.  The calf is blowing (spouting, exhaling) with a powerful column of spray.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Two blue whales, a mother and her calf, swim through the open ocean in this aerial photograph. The calf is blowing (spouting, exhaling) with a powerful column of spray. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 02304  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean.
Image ID: 03325  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Image ID: 00627  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Magnificent frigatebird, adult male on nest, with throat pouch inflated, a courtship display to attract females, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island Spanish shawl  nudibranch, Flabellinopsis iodinea, Flabellina iodinea, Catalina Island Joshua tree, sunrise, infrared, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Magnificent frigatebird, adult male on nest, with throat pouch inflated, a courtship display to attract females.
Image ID: 16725  
Species: Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Spanish shawl nudibranch.
Image ID: 01063  
Species: Spanish Shawl, Purple Aeolis, Flabellinopsis iodinea, Flabellina iodinea
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Joshua tree, sunrise, infrared.
Image ID: 22888  
Species: Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Mountain lion, Sierra Nevada foothills, Mariposa, California, Puma concolor A great white shark swims underwater through the ocean at Guadalupe Island, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Boulders and sunset in Joshua Tree National Park.  The warm sunlight gently lights unusual boulder formations at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, California
Mountain lion, Sierra Nevada foothills, Mariposa, California.
Image ID: 15791  
Species: Mountain lion, Puma concolor
 
A great white shark swims underwater through the ocean at Guadalupe Island.
Image ID: 21347  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Boulders and sunset in Joshua Tree National Park. The warm sunlight gently lights unusual boulder formations at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, California.
Image ID: 26726  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, 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 submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island San Diego Coronado Bridge, known locally as the Coronado Bridge, links San Diego with Coronado, California.  The bridge was completed in 1969 and was a toll bridge until 2002.  It is 2.1 miles long and reaches a height of 200 feet above San Diego Bay.  Coronado Island is to the left, and downtown San Diego is to the right in this view looking north This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. A neonate gray whale calf, born just hours before, still exhbiting embryonic folds in the skin along its side.  This baby gray whale was born in the cold waters of Big Sur, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place, Eschrichtius robustus, Monterey
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 submarine forest.
Image ID: 02411  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
San Diego Coronado Bridge, known locally as the Coronado Bridge, links San Diego with Coronado, California. The bridge was completed in 1969 and was a toll bridge until 2002. It is 2.1 miles long and reaches a height of 200 feet above San Diego Bay. Coronado Island is to the left, and downtown San Diego is to the right in this view looking north.
Image ID: 22288  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A neonate gray whale calf, born just hours before, still exhbiting embryonic folds in the skin along its side. This baby gray whale was born in the cold waters of Big Sur, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place.
Image ID: 01135  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
Bald eagle spreads its wings to land amid a large group of bald eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Pacific harbor seal swims in the protected waters of Childrens Pool in La Jolla, California.  This group of harbor seals, which has formed a breeding colony at a small but popular beach near San Diego, is at the center of considerable controversy.  While harbor seals are protected from harassment by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other legislation, local interests would like to see the seals leave so that people can resume using the beach, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Bald eagle spreads its wings to land amid a large group of bald eagles.
Image ID: 22588  
Species: Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Location: Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33433  
Species: Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Pacific harbor seal swims in the protected waters of Childrens Pool in La Jolla, California. This group of harbor seals, which has formed a breeding colony at a small but popular beach near San Diego, is at the center of considerable controversy. While harbor seals are protected from harassment by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other legislation, local interests would like to see the seals leave so that people can resume using the beach.
Image ID: 03018  
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Ceiling art detail, Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France Blue whale, exhaling as it surfaces from a dive, aerial photo.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth, exceeding 100' in length and 200 tons in weight, Balaenoptera musculus, Redondo Beach, California Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California, Mola mola
Ceiling art detail.
Image ID: 28069  
Location: Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France
Pano dimensions: 5392 x 6250
 
Blue whale, exhaling as it surfaces from a dive, aerial photo. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth, exceeding 100' in length and 200 tons in weight.
Image ID: 25950  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Redondo Beach, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California.
Image ID: 03267  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
 
Alaskan brown bear catching a jumping salmon, Brooks Falls, Ursus arctos, Brooks River, Katmai National Park Greater roadrunner, Geococcyx californianus, Amado, Arizona Grandview Beach, Aerial Photo, Encinitas and Carlsbad
Alaskan brown bear catching a jumping salmon, Brooks Falls.
Image ID: 17031  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA
 
Greater roadrunner.
Image ID: 22980  
Species: Greater roadrunner, Geococcyx californianus
Location: Amado, Arizona, USA
 
Grandview Beach, Aerial Photo, Encinitas and Carlsbad.
Image ID: 33980  
Location: Encinitas, California, USA
 

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Animal  >  Bird  >  Eagle (Accipitridae)  >  Bald Eagle
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Blue Whale
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Blue Whale
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Great White Shark
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  West Indian Manatee
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Indo-Pacific  >  California / Baja California
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Ocean Sunfish - Mola mola
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  California Sea Lion
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Ray  >  Manta Ray
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Animal  >  Sirenian  >  West Indian Manatee
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Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  International  >  Isla Guadalupe Special Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Aetobatus narinari
Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster
Arctocephalus townsendi
Balaenoptera musculus
Callorhinus ursinus
Carcharodon carcharias
Cervus canadensis
Chrysaora colorata
Cleidopus gloriamaris
Crinoidea
Cyclosalpa affinis
Dendronephthya
Dendronephthya sp.
Eschrichtius robustus
Eschscholzia californica
Eumetopias jubatus
Flabellina iodinea
Flabellinopsis iodinea
Fregata magnificens
Geococcyx californianus
Gorgonacea
Gymnothorax castaneus
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Hypsypops rubicundus
Lepus alleni
Lysmata californica
Macrocystis pyrifera
Manta birostris
Medusa sp.
Megaptera novaeangliae
Metridium farcimen
Metynnis hypsauchen
Mirounga angustirostris
Mola mola
Opuntia bigelovii
Orcinus orca
Phoca vitulina richardsi
Pinus longaeva
Porolithon sp.
Prionace glauca
Pseudanthias
Puma concolor
Pygoscelis adeliae
Quercus virginiana
Remora sp.
Rhincodon typus
Sequoiadendron giganteum
Seriola lalandi
Sphyrna mokarran
Stenella frontalis
Sula leucogaster
Tamiasciurus douglasii
Thalassia testudinum
Thysanoessa spinifera
Trichechus manatus
Tubastrea micrantha
Ursus arctos
Yucca brevifolia
Zalophus californianus
Zalophus californianus wollebacki
Zalophus californianus wollebaeki

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Updated: September 17, 2019