Sunrise glints yellow on breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Sunrise glints yellow on breaking wave at the Wedge

Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island

Giant kelp frond showing pneumatocysts which make the algae bouyant. Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island, California

Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Golden barrel

Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf

Sunrise Breaking Wave, California

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

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

Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California, The Wedge, Newport Beach

Breaking Wave, The Wedge

Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above.  San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix

Abstract surfgrass in motion, underwater movement and blur, San Clemente Island, California.

Waves rush in at sunset, Carlsbad beach sunset and ocean waves, seascape, dusk, summer

Waves Rush In At Sunset, Carlsbad

Scripps Pier, predawn abstract study of pier pilings and moving water, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

Scripps Pier, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

A large, powerful wave breaks with offshore winds at the Wedge in Newport Beach, The Wedge

The Wedge, Newport Beach, California.

Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Sunrise Breaking Wave, The Wedge

Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California, The Wedge, Newport Beach

Breaking Wave, The Wedge

Three Sisters Springs depicted in an underwater landscape with sand, clear water and trees, Crystal River, Florida

Underwater landscape, Three Sisters Springs, Florida.

Waves rush in at sunset, Carlsbad beach sunset and ocean waves, seascape, dusk, summer

Waves Rush In At Sunset, Carlsbad

Breaking wave. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Cresting cylinder, morning. Newport Beach.

Breaking wave, early morning surf, Ponto, Carlsbad, California

Ponto, morning surf, Carlsbad, California.

Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California

Breaking Wave, California

Torrey Pines State Beach, sandstone cliffs rise above the beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California

Torrey Pines State Beach, sandstone cliffs rise above the beach at Torrey Pines State Reserve.

Earth Shadow lies over Point La Jolla at dawn

Earth Shadow Lies Over Point La Jolla At Dawn

Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Sunrise Breaking Wave, The Wedge

Sponger and backlit barrel, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Sponger and backlit barrel

A kelp forest.  Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy.  Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest.  Lush forests of kelp are found through California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island

A giant kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island, California.

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, La Jolla, California

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, Windandsea, La Jolla, California.

Sunrise at the Wedge.  The Wedge, a notorious and famous shorebreak at the end of the Newport Peninsula, is seen here under a huge dawning sky and sporting a small but fun swell, Newport Beach, California

Sunrise at the Wedge, Newport Beach.

Research pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography SIO, sunset, La Jolla, California

Research Pier At Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Sio

A kelp forest.  Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy.  Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest.  Lush forests of kelp are found through California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island

Morning sunbeams, a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, California.

Waves rush in at sunset, Carlsbad beach sunset and ocean waves, seascape, dusk, summer

Waves Rush In At Sunset, Carlsbad

Ocean surface panorama, glassy calm ocean water offshore of California, clouds and sky

Ocean Surface Panorama

Iceberg panoramic photo.  Iceberg, ocean, light and clouds. Light plays over icebergs and the ocean near Coronation Island

Iceberg Panoramic Photo, Coronation Island

Sunrise light on clouds

Sunset and cotton-candy clouds, storm is coming.

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

Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above.  San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix

Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above. San Clemente Island. Phyllospadix.

Waves rush in at sunset, Carlsbad beach sunset and ocean waves, seascape, dusk, summer

Waves Rush In At Sunset, Carlsbad

Abstract colors and water patterns on the ocean surface

Abstract colors and water patterns on the ocean surface, La Jolla.

Bubbles rise from the depths of the ocean.  Black and white / grainy

Bubbles rise from the depths of the ocean. Black and white. Galapagos, Ecuador.

Bubbles rise from the depths of the ocean.  Black and white / grainy

Bubbles. Galapagos, Ecuador.

Abstract colors and water patterns on the ocean surface

Abstract colors and water patterns on the ocean surface.

Molokai summit and cloud, viewed from west Maui

Molokai Summit And Cloud

Sunset, clouds and ocean, Sea of Cortez

Sunset and water, Sea of Cortez

Sunset and water, Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Ocean surface

Ocean surface, Bahamas.

Sand, water and light

Abstract trochoidal light patterns on white sand, underwater, Bahamas.

Water patterns

Underwater sunlight, California.

Water patterns

Water patterns, Bahamas.

Water patterns

Sand and light, shallows, Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Water patterns

Underwater sunlight and light beams, California.

Clouds, ocean and sand plains, no land in sight

Clouds, ocean and sand plains, no land in sight. Bahamas.

Water and light, steel gray reflections, ripples and patterns, Frederick Sound

Steel gray reflections, abstract light patterns, Frederick Sound, Alaska.

Water, sand and light, Sea of Cortez, La Paz, Baja California, Mexico

Water, sand and light. Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Clouds and sunlight, La Jolla, California

Sunset. La Jolla, California.

Clouds and sunlight, Maui

Sunset clouds, Maui, mai-tai time.

Clouds and sunlight, Maui

Maui

Clouds and sunlight, Maui

Sunset over the Auau Channel, Maui, Hawaii.

Sand ripples

Sand ripples. Del Mar, California.

Clouds

Sunlight spreads across broad sand plains, trochoidal patterns

Bahamas

Sunlight filters through the ocean surface and penetrates to the depths below

Sunlight filters through the ocean surface and penetrates to the depths below. Bahamas.

Clouds and sunlight, Maui

Sunset over the Pailolo Channel, Maui, Hawaii.

West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus, Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida

Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus, Crystal River.

Cloud formations at sunset

Clouds, sunset.

Cloud formations at sunset

Sunset colors, abstract.

Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above.  San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix

Surfgrass in motion, San Clemente Island, California.

Sunset light is reflected on the placid waters of the Bahamas

Sunset light is reflected on the placid waters of the Bahamas.

Sunlight and clouds are visible through the clear ocean waters of the Northern Bahamas

Sunlight and clouds are visible through the clear ocean waters of the Northern Bahamas.