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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. North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean.  The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Guadalupe fur seals, floating upside down underwater over a rocky reef covered with golden kelp at Guadalupe Island, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
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. Underwater Photo.
Image ID: 27299  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean. The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring. Underwater Picture.
Image ID: 00140  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Guadalupe fur seals, floating upside down underwater over a rocky reef covered with golden kelp at Guadalupe Island. Stock Photography of Underwater.
Image ID: 02113  
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Guadalupe fur seal, floating upside down under the ocean's surface at Guadalupe Island, watching the photographer and looking for passing predators, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) A great white shark opens it mouth just before it attacks its prey with a crippling, powerful bite.  After the prey has been disabled, the shark will often wait for it to weaken from blood loss before resuming the attack.  If the shark looses a tooth in the course of the bite, a replacement just behind it will move forward to take its place, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Guadalupe fur seal, floating upside down under the ocean's surface at Guadalupe Island, watching the photographer and looking for passing predators. Photograph of Underwater.
Image ID: 02114  
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
A great white shark opens it mouth just before it attacks its prey with a crippling, powerful bite. After the prey has been disabled, the shark will often wait for it to weaken from blood loss before resuming the attack. If the shark looses a tooth in the course of the bite, a replacement just behind it will move forward to take its place. Underwater Photos.
Image ID: 19452  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Underwater Image.
Image ID: 00627  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A whale shark swims through the open ocean in the Galapagos Islands.  The whale shark is the largest shark on Earth, but is harmless eating plankton and small fish, Rhincodon typus, Darwin 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 terrestrial forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island A Florida manatee, or West Indian Manatee, swims slowly through the clear waters of Crystal River, Trichechus manatus, Three Sisters Springs
A whale shark swims through the open ocean in the Galapagos Islands. The whale shark is the largest shark on Earth, but is harmless eating plankton and small fish. Professional stock photos of Underwater.
Image ID: 01520  
Species: Whale shark, Rhincodon typus
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
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 terrestrial forest. Pictures of Underwater.
Image ID: 02411  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A Florida manatee, or West Indian Manatee, swims slowly through the clear waters of Crystal River. Underwater Photo.
Image ID: 02696  
Species: West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus
Location: Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida, USA
 
Atlantic spotted dolphin, Olympic swimmer Mikako Kotani, Stenella frontalis A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Baja California.  Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and tuna, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Galapagos shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands, with schooling fish in the distance, Carcharhinus galapagensis, Wolf Island
Atlantic spotted dolphin, Olympic swimmer Mikako Kotani. Underwater Picture.
Image ID: 00647  
Species: Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis
Location: Bahamas
 
A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and tuna. Stock Photography of Underwater.
Image ID: 07666  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Galapagos shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands, with schooling fish in the distance. Photograph of Underwater.
Image ID: 16240  
Species: Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Scalloped hammerhead shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands.  The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey, Sphyrna lewini, Wolf Island This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Mexico's Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and use it as a staging area before journeying farther into the Pacific ocean, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) 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
Scalloped hammerhead shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands. The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey. Underwater Photos.
Image ID: 16246  
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Mexico's Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and use it as a staging area before journeying farther into the Pacific ocean. Underwater Image.
Image ID: 19465  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
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. Professional stock photos of Underwater.
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, Zalophus californianus A humpback whale hovers motionless underwater in the ocean, inverted with head down and long pectoral fins held wide, near the Hawaiian island of Maui as it sings the famous "Song of the Humpback Whale".  Scientists have strong evidence that only male humpback whales sing, Megaptera novaeangliae Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California, Mola mola
California sea lions swim and socialize over a kelp-covered rocky reef, underwater at San Clemente Island in California's southern Channel Islands. Pictures of Underwater.
Image ID: 02158  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A humpback whale hovers motionless underwater in the ocean, inverted with head down and long pectoral fins held wide, near the Hawaiian island of Maui as it sings the famous "Song of the Humpback Whale". Scientists have strong evidence that only male humpback whales sing. Underwater Photo.
Image ID: 02796  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California. Underwater Picture.
Image ID: 03267  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
 
Atlantic spotted dolphin and Olympic champion swimmer Matt Biondi, Stenella frontalis A SCUBA diver swimming over a rocky reef covered with kelp, watches a brightly colored orange garibaldi fish, Hypsypops rubicundus, San Clemente Island 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
Atlantic spotted dolphin and Olympic champion swimmer Matt Biondi. Stock Photography of Underwater.
Image ID: 00018  
Species: Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis
Location: Bahamas
 
A SCUBA diver swimming over a rocky reef covered with kelp, watches a brightly colored orange garibaldi fish. Photograph of Underwater.
Image ID: 01113  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
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. Underwater Photos.
Image ID: 10237  
Species: Surfgrass, Phyllospadix
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier Bigeye trevally jacks, motion blur, schooling, Caranx sexfasciatus, Darwin Island Hawaiian spinner dolphin, resting herd swimming along reef, Stenella longirostris, Lanai
Tiger shark. Underwater Image.
Image ID: 10648  
Species: Tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier
Location: Bahamas
 
Bigeye trevally jacks, motion blur, schooling. Professional stock photos of Underwater.
Image ID: 16347  
Species: Bigeye jack, Caranx sexfasciatus
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Hawaiian spinner dolphin, resting herd swimming along reef. Pictures of Underwater.
Image ID: 00108  
Species: Hawaiian spinner dolphin, Stenella longirostris
Location: Lanai, Hawaii, USA
 
A great white shark swims underwater through the ocean at Guadalupe Island, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Blue shark underneath drift kelp, open ocean, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California A blue shark swims through the open ocean in search of prey, backlit by the sunset, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California
A great white shark swims underwater through the ocean at Guadalupe Island. Underwater Photo.
Image ID: 21347  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Blue shark underneath drift kelp, open ocean. Underwater Picture.
Image ID: 01006  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A blue shark swims through the open ocean in search of prey, backlit by the sunset. Stock Photography of Underwater.
Image ID: 02286  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus Caribbean reef shark, ampullae of Lorenzini visible on snout, Carcharhinus perezi Fin whale underwater. The fin whale is the second longest and sixth most massive animal ever, reaching lengths of 88 feet, Balaenoptera physalus This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth. Photograph of Underwater.
Image ID: 03027  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Caribbean reef shark, ampullae of Lorenzini visible on snout. Underwater Photos.
Image ID: 10550  
Species: Caribbean reef shark, Carcharhinus perezi
Location: Bahamas
 
Fin whale underwater. The fin whale is the second longest and sixth most massive animal ever, reaching lengths of 88 feet. Underwater Image.
Image ID: 27594  
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
 


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Anthopleura elegantissima
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Balaenoptera musculus
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Balistes polylepis
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Caranx sexfasciatus
Carcharhinus galapagensis
Carcharhinus perezi
Carcharodon carcharias
Corynactis californica
Eschrichtius robustus
Galeocerdo cuvier
Gymnothorax castaneus
Holacanthus clarionensis
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Hypsypops rubicundus
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Lophogorgia chilensis
Lutjanus griseus
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Manta birostris
Megaptera novaeangliae
Mirounga angustirostris
Mola mola
Oncorhynchus nerka
Phacellophora camtschatica
Phoca vitulina richardsi
Phyllospadix sp.
Prionace glauca
Remora sp.
Rhincodon typus
Seriola lalandi
Spheniscus mendiculus
Sphyrna lewini
Stenella frontalis
Stenella longirostris
Trichechus manatus
Zalophus californianus
Zalophus californianus wollebacki
Zalophus californianus wollebaeki

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