Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera

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. San Clemente Island, California, USA, Macrocystis pyrifera, natural history stock photograph, photo id 01107
Kelp is bent back by strong currents

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. San Clemente Island, California, USA

Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 01107
Format: Film 3:2
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