Fin whale underwater. The fin whale is the second longest and sixth most massive animal ever, reaching lengths of 88 feet, Balaenoptera physalus

Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) underwater photo, full body shot, note distinctive white coloration on the right side of the whales rostrum.

Fin whale underwater. The fin whale is the second longest and sixth most massive animal ever, reaching lengths of 88 feet, Balaenoptera physalus

Fin whale underwater photograph. Note the thickness of the caudal stem, one of the world's most massive assemblages of musculature that drives its huge fluke up and down and powers it through the ocean on its epic travels.

A humpback whale raises it fluke out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance, Megaptera novaeangliae

A peduncle throw, or tail lob, this humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) uses its long pectoral fins as levers to swing its fluke and caudal stem out of the water, flinging water everywhere.

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, Balaenoptera musculus

A closeup view of a huge blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) in the open ocean, miles from shore.

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, Balaenoptera musculus

A blue whale's rostrum, hydrodynamic and efficient, it leads the way as the world's largest animal swims gracefully through the open ocean.

A humpback whale raises it fluke out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance, Megaptera novaeangliae

A Humpback Whale Raises It Fluke Out Of The Water, Del Mar

Breaking wave fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Breaking Wave Fast Motion And Blur, The Wedge

Fin whale underwater.  The fin whale is the second longest and sixth most massive animal ever, reaching lengths of 88 feet, Balaenoptera physalus, La Jolla, California

A gigantic fin whale passes just above and next to me through the open ocean, the tip of its enormous fluke just a foot or two from the lens of my camera. If the whale wanted to, it could have squashed me like a little bug.

Bottlenose dolphins swim through red tide, hunt a school of fish, lit by glowing bioluminescence caused by microscopic Lingulodinium polyedrum dinoflagellate organisms which glow blue when agitated at night, Lingulodinium polyedrum, La Jolla, California

Bottlenose Dolphins Swim Through Red Tide, La Jolla

Lingulodinium polyedrum red tide dinoflagellate plankton, glows blue when it is agitated in wave and is visible at night, Lingulodinium polyedrum, La Jolla, California

Lingulodinium Polyedrum Red Tide Dinoflagellate Plankton, La Jolla

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

Lingulodinium polyedrum red tide dinoflagellate plankton, glows blue when it is agitated in wave and is visible at night, Lingulodinium polyedrum, La Jolla, California

Lingulodinium Polyedrum Red Tide Dinoflagellate Plankton, La Jolla

Bottlenose dolphins swim through red tide, hunt a school of fish, lit by glowing bioluminescence caused by microscopic Lingulodinium polyedrum dinoflagellate organisms which glow blue when agitated at night, Lingulodinium polyedrum, La Jolla, California

Bottlenose Dolphins Swim Through Red Tide, La Jolla

Athletic young girl underwater, performing isometric exercises

Underwater yoga. I have never been, and will never be, able to do anything like this.

Athletic young girl underwater, performing isometric exercises

Athletic Young Girl Underwater

Underwater bubble ring, a stable toroidal pocket of air

Underwater Bubble Ring

A humpback whale raises it pectoral fin out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance, Megaptera novaeangliae

A Humpback Whale Raises It Pectoral Fin Out Of The Water, Del Mar

A humpback whale raises it fluke out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance, Megaptera novaeangliae

A Humpback Whale Raises It Fluke Out Of The Water, Del Mar

A blue whale exhales. The blow, or spout, of a blue whale can reach 30 feet into the air. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on earth, La Jolla, California

A Blue Whale Exhales, La Jolla

A blue whale exhales. The blow, or spout, of a blue whale can reach 30 feet into the air. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on earth, La Jolla, California

A Blue Whale Exhales, La Jolla

Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres professional baseball team, overlooking downtown San Diego at dusk

Petco Park, San Diego

Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres professional baseball team, overlooking downtown San Diego at dusk

Petco Park, San Diego

Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres professional baseball team, overlooking downtown San Diego at dusk

Petco Park, San Diego

Breaking wave fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Breaking Wave Fast Motion And Blur, The Wedge

Breaking wave fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Breaking Wave Fast Motion And Blur, The Wedge

Krill and squid school at the ocean surface, moments before blue and fin whales rise to the surface to feed.  The krill is likely Euphausia pacifica, the squid are likely Loligo opalescens. A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales, Loligo opalescens, Euphausia pacifica, San Diego, California

Krill And Squid School At The Ocean Surface, San Diego