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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. Tabular iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula, near Paulet Island, sunset This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. 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.
Image ID: 27299  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California, USA
 
Tabular iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula, near Paulet Island, sunset.
Image ID: 24778  
Location: Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
 
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
 
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 Bald eagle spreads its wings to land amid a large group of bald eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska 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
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
 
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
 
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
 
Mountain lion, Sierra Nevada foothills, Mariposa, California, Puma concolor Mountain lion leaping, Puma concolor This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this aerial photograph.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus
Mountain lion, Sierra Nevada foothills, Mariposa, California.
Image ID: 15791  
Species: Mountain lion, Puma concolor
 
Mountain lion leaping.
Image ID: 12283  
Species: Mountain lion, Puma concolor
 
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this aerial photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 02169  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Manta ray and scuba diver, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos) Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach.  He shows considerable scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Tioga Hall, Muir College, University of California San Diego (UCSD), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
Manta ray and scuba diver.
Image ID: 02461  
Species: Giant manta ray, Manta birostris
Location: San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), Baja California, Mexico
 
Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach. He shows considerable scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Image ID: 15458  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Tioga Hall, Muir College, University of California San Diego (UCSD).
Image ID: 21234  
Location: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, USA
 
Stars and the Milky Way over ancient bristlecone pine trees, in the White Mountains at an elevation of 10,000' above sea level. These are some of the oldest trees in the world, some exceeding 4000 years in age, Pinus longaeva, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest Tiger rockfish (juvenile), Sebastes nigrocinctus Magnificent frigatebird, adult male on nest, with throat pouch inflated, a courtship display to attract females, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island
Stars and the Milky Way over ancient bristlecone pine trees, in the White Mountains at an elevation of 10,000' above sea level. These are some of the oldest trees in the world, some exceeding 4000 years in age.
Image ID: 29407  
Species: Bristlecone Pine, Pinus longaeva
Location: Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
 
Tiger rockfish (juvenile).
Image ID: 13680  
Species: Tiger rockfish, Sebastes nigrocinctus
 
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
 
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight in the surf for access for mating females that are in estrous.  Such fighting among elephant seals can take place on the beach or in the water.  They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Tabular iceberg in the Antarctic Sound Scripps Pier solstice, surfer's view from among the waves, sunset aligned perfectly with the pier. Research pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography SIO, sunset, La Jolla, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight in the surf for access for mating females that are in estrous. Such fighting among elephant seals can take place on the beach or in the water. They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides.
Image ID: 20369  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Tabular iceberg in the Antarctic Sound.
Image ID: 24784  
Location: Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
 
Scripps Pier solstice, surfer's view from among the waves, sunset aligned perfectly with the pier. Research pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography SIO, sunset.
Image ID: 30150  
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, USA
 
San Diego City Skyline viewed from Point Loma
San Diego City Skyline viewed from Point Loma.
Image ID: 29114  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5380 x 19424
 
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 Strawberry anemone (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph), Corynactis californica, Scripps Canyon, La Jolla, California Northern elephant seal, San Benito Islands, Mirounga angustirostris, San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito)
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
 
Strawberry anemone (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph).
Image ID: 00578  
Species: Strawberry anemone, Corynactis californica
Location: Scripps Canyon, La Jolla, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seal, San Benito Islands.
Image ID: 00942  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito), Baja California, Mexico
 
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 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 Aerial Photo of San Diego Scripps Coastal SMCA. Blacks Beach and Torrey Pines State Reserve, La Jolla, California
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
 
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
 
Aerial Photo of San Diego Scripps Coastal SMCA. Blacks Beach and Torrey Pines State Reserve.
Image ID: 30736  
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Manta Ray Feeding on Plankton, Fiji, Manta birostris, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago Plastic Trash and Debris, Clipperton Island Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Manta Ray Feeding on Plankton, Fiji.
Image ID: 31323  
Species: Giant manta ray, Manta birostris
Location: Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Plastic Trash and Debris, Clipperton Island.
Image ID: 33098  
Location: Clipperton Island, France
 
Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom.
Image ID: 33220  
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Pelagic opisthobranch or pteropod (wing foot), open ocean, Corolla calceola, San Diego, California California sea lions, resting / hauled out, Zalophus californianus, Monterey
Pelagic opisthobranch or pteropod (wing foot), open ocean.
Image ID: 01264  
Species: Pteropod, Corolla calceola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
California sea lions, resting / hauled out.
Image ID: 03223  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 

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Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
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Mola mola
Morelia amethistina
Narcine entemedor
Negaprion brevirostris
Oncorhynchus nerka
Opuntia acanthocarpa
Opuntia bigelovii
Parastichopus californicus
Pelecanus occidentalis
Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Phoca vitulina richardsi
Phyllospadix sp.
Pinus longaeva
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Prionace glauca
Pseudotropheus zebra
Pseudotsuga menziesii
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Pugettia producta
Puma concolor
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Rhincodon typus
Sebastes nigrocinctus
Sepia officinalis
Sequoia sempervirens
Sequoiadendron giganteum
Seriola lalandi
Sphyrna lewini
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
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Trichechus manatus
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