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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.Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
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
 
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
 
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
 
Blue whale 80-feet long, full body photograph of an enormous blue whale showing rostrom head to fluke tail, taken at close range with very wide lens, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Glory of the Sea cone shell, brown form.  The Glory of the Sea cone shell, once one of the rarest and most sought after of all seashells, remains the most famous and one of the most desireable shells for modern collectors, Conus gloriamaris Add To Light Table Ocean sunfish schooling, open ocean near San Diego, Mola mola Add To Light Table
Blue whale 80-feet long, full body photograph of an enormous blue whale showing rostrom head to fluke tail, taken at close range with very wide lens.
Image ID: 27967  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Glory of the Sea cone shell, brown form. The Glory of the Sea cone shell, once one of the rarest and most sought after of all seashells, remains the most famous and one of the most desireable shells for modern collectors.
Image ID: 08732  
Species: Glory of the Seas Cone, Conus gloriamaris
 
Ocean sunfish schooling, open ocean near San Diego.
Image ID: 03562  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
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 Add To Light Table 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.Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
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
 
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 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
 
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Kelp fronds with encrusting bryozoans, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Glory of the Sea cone shell, gold form.  The Glory of the Sea cone shell, once one of the rarest and most sought after of all seashells, remains the most famous and one of the most desireable shells for modern collectors, Conus gloriamaris Add To Light Table
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 03027  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Kelp fronds with encrusting bryozoans.
Image ID: 03402  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Glory of the Sea cone shell, gold form. The Glory of the Sea cone shell, once one of the rarest and most sought after of all seashells, remains the most famous and one of the most desireable shells for modern collectors.
Image ID: 08728  
Species: Glory of the Seas Cone, Conus gloriamaris
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Blue whales feeding on krill underwater closeup photo.  A picture of a blue whale with its throat pleats inflated with a mouthful of krill. A calf swims behind and below the adult. Over 80' 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.Add To Light Table Ceiling art detail, Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France Add To Light Table
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Image ID: 00627  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Blue whales feeding on krill underwater closeup photo. A picture of a blue whale with its throat pleats inflated with a mouthful of krill. A calf swims behind and below the adult. Over 80' long and just a few feet from the camera, an extremely wide lens was used to photograph the entire enormous whale.
Image ID: 27314  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California, USA
 
Ceiling art detail.
Image ID: 28071  
Location: Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France
 
Blue whale, exhaling in a huge blow as it swims at the surface between deep dives. The blue whale's blow is a combination of water spray from around its blowhole and condensation from its warm breath, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Gray whales, two males both with extended penis during courtship socialization, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Add To Light Table
Blue whale, exhaling in a huge blow as it swims at the surface between deep dives. The blue whale's blow is a combination of water spray from around its blowhole and condensation from its warm breath.
Image ID: 34560  
Species: Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 34567  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, 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
 
Lesser electric ray, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Narcine entemedor Add To Light Table Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Glory of the Sea cone shell, brown form.  The Glory of the Sea cone shell, once one of the rarest and most sought after of all seashells, remains the most famous and one of the most desireable shells for modern collectors, Conus gloriamaris Add To Light Table
Lesser electric ray, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Image ID: 27549  
Species: Lesser electric ray, Narcine entemedor
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
 
Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean.
Image ID: 03325  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Glory of the Sea cone shell, brown form. The Glory of the Sea cone shell, once one of the rarest and most sought after of all seashells, remains the most famous and one of the most desireable shells for modern collectors.
Image ID: 08734  
Species: Glory of the Seas Cone, Conus gloriamaris
 
Two tiger sharks, Galeocerdo cuvier Add To Light Table North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean.  The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Blue whale skeleton in Antarctica, on the shore at Port Lockroy, Antarctica.  This skeleton is composed primarily of blue whale bones, but there are believed to be bones of other baleen whales included in the skeleton as well, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
Two tiger sharks.
Image ID: 31875  
Species: Tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier
Location: Bahamas
 
North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean. The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring.
Image ID: 00140  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Blue whale skeleton in Antarctica, on the shore at Port Lockroy, Antarctica. This skeleton is composed primarily of blue whale bones, but there are believed to be bones of other baleen whales included in the skeleton as well.
Image ID: 25604  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
 
Blue whales, adult and juvenile (likely mother and calf), swimming together side by side underwater in the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Glory of the Sea cone shell, gold form.  The Glory of the Sea cone shell, once one of the rarest and most sought after of all seashells, remains the most famous and one of the most desireable shells for modern collectors, Conus gloriamaris Add To Light Table 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) Add To Light Table
Blue whales, adult and juvenile (likely mother and calf), swimming together side by side underwater in the open ocean.
Image ID: 34568  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Glory of the Sea cone shell, gold form. The Glory of the Sea cone shell, once one of the rarest and most sought after of all seashells, remains the most famous and one of the most desireable shells for modern collectors.
Image ID: 08727  
Species: Glory of the Seas Cone, Conus gloriamaris
 
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
 
A curious Adelie penguin, standing at the edge of an iceberg, looks over the photographer, Pygoscelis adeliae, Paulet Island This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table 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.Add To Light Table California sea lions, La Jolla, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table
A curious Adelie penguin, standing at the edge of an iceberg, looks over the photographer.
Image ID: 25015  
Species: Adelie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
 
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
 
California sea lions, La Jolla.
Image ID: 34273  
Species: California Sea Lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 

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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Aetobatus narinari
Arctocephalus galapagoensis
Arctocephalus townsendi
Balaenoptera musculus
Balaenoptera physalus
Carcharhinus falciformis
Carcharhinus galapagensis
Carcharhinus perezi
Carcharodon carcharias
Cardinalis sinuatus
Cleidopus gloriamaris
Conus gloriamaris
Dendronephthya
Eschrichtius robustus
Eschscholtzia californica
Eschscholzia californica
Eubalaena australis
Galeocerdo cuvier
Gorgonacea
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Lepus alleni
Lingulodinium polyedrum
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Mandelbrot set
Megaptera novaeangliae
Mirounga angustirostris
Mola mola
Nannopterum harrisi
Narcine entemedor
Orcinus orca
Pelecanus occidentalis
Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Phalacrocorax harrisi
Phoca vitulina richardsi
Pinus longaeva
Pleuroncodes planipes
Pleuronichthys coenosus
Plexauridae
Prionace glauca
Pseudanthias
Pygoscelis adeliae
Remora sp.
Rhincodon typus
Sphyrna lewini
Sphyrna mokarran
Stenella frontalis
Stenella longirostris
Thysanoessa spinifera
Trachurus symmetricus
Triaenodon obesus
Trichechus manatus
Yucca brevifolia
Zalophus californianus

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