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Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California 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. 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
Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge.
Image ID: 14355  
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California, USA
 
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
 
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
 
Half Dome and storm clouds at sunset, viewed from Sentinel Bridge, Yosemite National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Breaking wave, Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, morning, barrel shaped surf, California Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad
Half Dome and storm clouds at sunset, viewed from Sentinel Bridge.
Image ID: 22744  
Location: Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Breaking wave, Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, morning, barrel shaped surf, California.
Image ID: 27975  
Location: California, USA
 
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad.
Image ID: 17679  
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California, USA
 
Brown pelican in flight.  The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status.  In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla Sunrise glints yellow on breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California Cholla cactus, brittlebush, ocotillo and various cacti and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Opuntia, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Brown pelican in flight. The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status. In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage.
Image ID: 15122  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Sunrise glints yellow on breaking wave, dawn surf.
Image ID: 27977  
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California, USA
 
Cholla cactus, brittlebush, ocotillo and various cacti and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months.
Image ID: 10975  
Species: Opuntia, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring, with a rainbow appearing in the spray of the falls, viewed from the Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island 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
Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring, with a rainbow appearing in the spray of the falls, viewed from the Mist Trail.
Image ID: 12634  
Location: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Image ID: 00627  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, 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
 
Horsetail Falls backlit by the setting sun as it cascades down the face of El Capitan, February, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Yosemite Falls at peak flow in late spring, viewed from Cooks Meadow, Yosemite National Park, California Oceanside Pier at dusk, sunset, night.  Oceanside This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Horsetail Falls backlit by the setting sun as it cascades down the face of El Capitan, February, Yosemite Valley.
Image ID: 07048  
Location: Horsetail Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Yosemite Falls at peak flow in late spring, viewed from Cooks Meadow.
Image ID: 12631  
Location: Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Oceanside Pier at dusk, sunset, night. Oceanside.
Image ID: 14628  
Location: Oceanside Pier, California, USA
 
Tiny hikers atop Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, California.  Near Stovepipe Wells lies a region of sand dunes, some of them hundreds of feet tall Aspen trees display Eastern Sierra fall colors, Lake Sabrina, Bishop Creek Canyon, Populus tremuloides, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Tiny hikers atop Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, California. Near Stovepipe Wells lies a region of sand dunes, some of them hundreds of feet tall.
Image ID: 15577  
Location: Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Aspen trees display Eastern Sierra fall colors, Lake Sabrina, Bishop Creek Canyon.
Image ID: 17547  
Species: Aspen, Populus tremuloides
Location: Bishop Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA
 
Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf.
Image ID: 27979  
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California, USA
 
Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf A SCUBA diver swims through a giant kelp forest which is tilted back by strong ocean currents.   Giant kelp, the fastest plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island California sea lions swim and socialize over a kelp-covered rocky reef, underwater at San Clemente Island in California's southern Channel Islands, Zalophus californianus
Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf.
Image ID: 27993  
Location: California, USA
 
A SCUBA diver swims through a giant kelp forest which is tilted back by strong ocean currents. Giant kelp, the fastest plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 01107  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California sea lions swim and socialize over a kelp-covered rocky reef, underwater at San Clemente Island in California's southern Channel Islands.
Image ID: 02158  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
2006 Mavericks surf contest champion Grant Twiggy Baker of South Africa.  Final round, Mavericks surf contest, February 7, 2006, Half Moon Bay, California A SCUBA diver swimming over a rocky reef covered with kelp, watches a brightly colored orange garibaldi fish, Hypsypops rubicundus, San Clemente Island Lembert Dome and late afternoon clouds rise above Tuolumne Meadows in the High Sierra, catching the fading light of sunset, Yosemite National Park, California
2006 Mavericks surf contest champion Grant Twiggy Baker of South Africa. Final round, Mavericks surf contest, February 7, 2006.
Image ID: 15299  
Location: Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, California, USA
 
A SCUBA diver swimming over a rocky reef covered with kelp, watches a brightly colored orange garibaldi fish.
Image ID: 01113  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Lembert Dome and late afternoon clouds rise above Tuolumne Meadows in the High Sierra, catching the fading light of sunset.
Image ID: 09938  
Location: Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Hotel del Coronado with holiday Christmas night lights, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts. It sits on the beach on Coronado Island, seen here with downtown San Diego in the distance. It is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977 This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Scripps Pier solstice, sunset aligned perfectly with the pier, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Bristlecone pine displays its characteristic gnarled, twisted form as it rises above the arid, dolomite-rich slopes of the White Mountains at 11000-foot elevation. Patriarch Grove, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Pinus longaeva, White Mountains, Inyo National Forest
Hotel del Coronado with holiday Christmas night lights, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts. It sits on the beach on Coronado Island, seen here with downtown San Diego in the distance. It is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
Image ID: 27396  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Scripps Pier solstice, sunset aligned perfectly with the pier.
Image ID: 28475  
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, USA
 
Bristlecone pine displays its characteristic gnarled, twisted form as it rises above the arid, dolomite-rich slopes of the White Mountains at 11000-foot elevation. Patriarch Grove, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.
Image ID: 17475  
Species: Bristlecone Pine, Pinus longaeva
Location: White Mountains, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
 
Full Moon over San Diego City Skyline, viewed from Point Loma
Full Moon over San Diego City Skyline, viewed from Point Loma.
Image ID: 29116  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5261 x 18810
 
Yosemite Falls and star trails, at night, viewed from Cook's Meadow, illuminated by the light of the full moon, Yosemite National Park, California Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California
Yosemite Falls and star trails, at night, viewed from Cook's Meadow, illuminated by the light of the full moon.
Image ID: 27733  
Location: Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California.
Image ID: 27999  
Location: California, USA
 

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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Balaenoptera musculus
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Corynactis californica
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Megabalanus californicus
Megaptera novaeangliae
Opuntia sp.
Orcinus orca
Pelecanus occidentalis
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Phoca vitulina richardsi
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