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

Blue whales (mother and calf) underwater feeding, the adult blue whale's throat is inflated after engulfing a huge mouthful of krill.

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

Portrait of a huge adult blue whale in the open ocean, head to tail (rostrum to fluke), only a few feet away, showing detail in its eye, lips and throat pleats and skin pattern.

California sea lion underwater, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez

California Sea Lion Underwater, Sea Of Cortez

Los Islotes Island, Espiritu Santo Biosphere Reserve, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico

Sunrise At Los Islotes Island, Panorama, Sea Of Cortez

Blue whale and San Onofre Nuclear Power generating station, raising fluke prior to diving for food, fluking up, lifting its tail as it swims in the open ocean foraging for food, Balaenoptera musculus, Dana Point, California

A blue whale flukes up (raises its tail) as it prepares to dive underwater, with the San Onofre nuclear power plant in the background.

Sunset and incoming surf, gorgeous colors in the sky and on the ocean at dusk, the incoming waves are blurred in this long exposure, Carlsbad, California

Sunset And Incoming Surf, Carlsbad

California sea lion underwater, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez

California Sea Lion Underwater, Sea Of Cortez

King angelfish in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Holacanthus passer

King Angelfish In The Sea Of Cortez

Sunset and incoming surf, gorgeous colors in the sky and on the ocean at dusk, the incoming waves are blurred in this long exposure, Carlsbad, California

Sunset And Incoming Surf, Carlsbad

California sea lion underwater playing with sea star, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez

California Sea Lion Underwater, Sea Of Cortez

Panamic Green Moray Eel, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Gymnothorax castaneus

Panamic Green Moray Eel, Sea Of Cortez

San Diego harbor and skyline, viewed at sunset

San Diego Harbor And Skyline

California sea lion injured by fishing line, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez

California Sea Lion Underwater, Sea Of Cortez

Large group of bachelor adult male California sea lions, underwater view, at Isla Las Animas near La Paz, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Zalophus californianus

Large Group Of Bachelor Adult Male California Sea Lions, Sea Of Cortez

Blue whale feeding on krill underwater closeup photo.  A picture of a blue whale with its throat pleats inflated with a mouthful of krill, Balaenoptera musculus

A blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) underwater with its mouth open as it feeds on krill.

Blue whale, raising fluke prior to diving for food, fluking up, lifting tail as it swims in the open ocean foraging for food, Balaenoptera musculus, Dana Point, California

Sea water falls from the raised fluke (tail) of an enormous blue whale as it dives below the sea to forage for food.

San Diego harbor and skyline, viewed at sunset

San Diego Harbor And Skyline

San Diego downtown city skyline and waterfront, sunrise, dawn, viewed from Coronado Island

San Diego Downtown City Skyline And Waterfront

Hotel del Coronado, 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

Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego

California sea lion underwater, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez

California Sea Lion Underwater, Sea Of Cortez

California sea lion underwater, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez

California Sea Lion Underwater, Sea Of Cortez

Finescale triggerfish underwater, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Balistes polylepis

Finescale Triggerfish Underwater, Sea Of Cortez

Reef with gorgonians and marine invertebrates, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico

Reef With Gorgonians And Marine Invertebrates, Sea Of Cortez

Panamic crown of thorns sea star, Acanthaster ellisii, Sea of Cortez

Panamic Crown Of Thorns Sea Star, Sea Of Cortez

Lesser electric ray, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Narcine entemedor

Lesser Electric Ray, Sea Of Cortez

Beautiful underwater sunburst, glittering light through the ocean surface, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico

Beautiful Underwater Sunburst, Sea Of Cortez

Panamic sargeant major fishes and sunburst, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Abudefduf troschelii

Panamic Sargeant Major Fishes And Sunburst, Sea Of Cortez

Yellow-tailed surgeonfish schooling, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Prionurus laticlavius

Yellow-tailed Surgeonfish Schooling, Sea Of Cortez

Hotel del Coronado, 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

Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego

San Diego downtown city skyline and waterfront, sunset reflections and San Diego Bay. Earth-shadow (Belt of Venus) visible in the atmosphere

San Diego Downtown City Skyline And Waterfront

San Diego downtown city skyline and waterfront, sunrise, dawn, viewed from Coronado Island

San Diego Downtown City Skyline And Waterfront

San Diego downtown city skyline and waterfront, sunset reflections and San Diego Bay. Earth-shadow (Belt of Venus) visible in the atmosphere

San Diego Downtown City Skyline And Waterfront

Hotel del Coronado, 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

Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego

King angelfish in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Holacanthus passer

King Angelfish In The Sea Of Cortez

Flower sea urchin with pedicellariae visible, Toxopneustes roseus, Sea of Cortez

Flower Sea Urchin With Pedicellariae Visible, Sea Of Cortez

Bullseye torpedo electric ray, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Diplobatis ommata

Bullseye Torpedo Electric Ray, Sea Of Cortez

Schooling fish in the Sea of Cortez

Schooling Fish In The Sea Of Cortez

Cortez rainbow wrasse schooling over reef in mating display, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Thalassoma lucasanum

Cortez Rainbow Wrasse Schooling Over Reef In Mating Display, Sea Of Cortez

Old fashioned clock at the Hotel Del, Coronado, San Diego

Old Fashioned Clock At The Hotel Del, San Diego

Beautiful Sea of Cortez sunset view, near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico

Beautiful Sea Of Cortez Sunset View

Panamic sargeant major fish, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Abudefduf troschelii

Panamic Sargeant Major Fish, Sea Of Cortez

Reef with gorgonians and marine invertebrates, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico

Reef With Gorgonians And Marine Invertebrates, Sea Of Cortez

Blue whale underwater closeup photo.  This incredible picture of a blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view.  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

Blue Whale Underwater Closeup Photo, California

Coronado Bridge, linking San Diego to Coronado, sunrise, viewed from Coronado 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 Bridge, San Diego

Coronado Bridge, linking San Diego to Coronado, sunrise, viewed from Coronado 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 Bridge, San Diego

San Diego harbor and skyline, viewed at sunset

San Diego Harbor And Skyline

San Diego harbor and skyline, viewed at sunset

San Diego Harbor And Skyline

Isla Partida, Sea of Cortez coastal scenic panorama, near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico, part of the Espiritu Santo Biosphere Reserve

Panorama Of Isla Partida In The Sea Of Cortez

Las Animas island, southern Sea of Cortez near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico

Las Animas Island, Sea Of Cortez

Beautiful Sea of Cortez sunset view, near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico

Beautiful Sea Of Cortez Sunset View

Sunset and incoming surf, gorgeous colors in the sky and on the ocean at dusk, the incoming waves are blurred in this long exposure, Carlsbad, California

Sunset And Incoming Surf, Carlsbad

Sunset and incoming surf, gorgeous colors in the sky and on the ocean at dusk, the incoming waves are blurred in this long exposure, Carlsbad, California

Sunset And Incoming Surf, Carlsbad

Barberfish, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Johnrandallia nigrirostris

Barberfish, Sea Of Cortez

Reef with gorgonians and marine invertebrates, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico

Reef With Gorgonians And Marine Invertebrates, Sea Of Cortez

Reef with gorgonians and marine invertebrates, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico

Reef With Gorgonians And Marine Invertebrates, Sea Of Cortez

Reef with gorgonians and marine invertebrates, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico

Reef With Gorgonians And Marine Invertebrates, Sea Of Cortez

Schooling fish with motion blur, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico

Schooling Fish With Motion Blur, Sea Of Cortez