Abstract Photos

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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.
Species: Surfgrass, Phyllospadix
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 10237  
Scripps Pier, predawn abstract study of pier pilings and moving water, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California
Scripps Pier, predawn abstract study of pier pilings and moving water.
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37554  
Brandt's cormorant cormorant in flight, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's cormorant cormorant in flight.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 30306  
Erosion patterns in the Utah Badlands, aerial abstract photo, Hanksville
Erosion patterns in the Utah Badlands, aerial abstract photo.
Location: Hanksville, Utah
Image ID: 37948  
Clouds light up with blazing colors at sunset, La Jolla, California
Clouds light up with blazing colors at sunset.
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 04819  
Brandt's Cormorant Flying with Nesting Material, a clump of seaweed (marine algae), La Jolla, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandt's Cormorant Flying with Nesting Material, a clump of seaweed (marine algae), La Jolla.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36837  
Brandt's Cormorant carrying nesting material in its beak, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant carrying nesting material in its beak.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36870  
Brandt's Cormorant carrying nesting material, in flight as it returns to its cliffside nest, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant carrying nesting material, in flight as it returns to its cliffside nest.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36872  
Brandt's Cormorant portrait, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant portrait.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36875  
Brandt's Cormorant portrait, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant portrait.
Species: Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37596  
Brandt's cormorant cormorant in flight, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's cormorant cormorant in flight.
Species: Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37628  
Brandt's Cormorant portrait, set against the Pacific Ocean, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant portrait, set against the Pacific Ocean.
Species: Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37745  
Gray whales at sunset, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon
Gray whales at sunset, Laguna San Ignacio.
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 03387  
Mountains, glaciers and ocean, the rugged and beautiful topography of South Georgia Island, Grytviken
Mountains, glaciers and ocean, the rugged and beautiful topography of South Georgia Island.
Location: Grytviken, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24580  
Brandt's Cormorant carrying nesting material, in flight as it returns to its cliffside nest, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant carrying nesting material, in flight as it returns to its cliffside nest.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36873  
Brandt's Cormorant carrying nesting material, in flight as it returns to its cliffside nest, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant carrying nesting material, in flight as it returns to its cliffside nest.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36874  
Scripps Pier, predawn abstract study of pier pilings and moving water, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California
Scripps Pier, predawn abstract study of pier pilings and moving water.
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California
Image ID: 26340  
Double-crested cormorants in flight at sunrise, long exposure produces a blurred motion, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California
Double-crested cormorants in flight at sunrise, long exposure produces a blurred motion.
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 15280  
Beautiful underwater sunburst, glittering light through the ocean surface, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Beautiful underwater sunburst, glittering light through the ocean surface, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27562  
Snow geese at sunrise.  Thousands of wintering snow geese take to the sky in predawn light in Bosque del Apache's famous "blast off".  The flock can be as large as 20,000 geese or more.  Long time exposure creates blurring among the geese, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese at sunrise. Thousands of wintering snow geese take to the sky in predawn light in Bosque del Apache's famous "blast off". The flock can be as large as 20,000 geese or more. Long time exposure creates blurring among the geese.
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21799  
Brandt's cormorant. La Jolla, California, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandt's cormorant. La Jolla, California.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36733  
Brandt's Cormorants Gather on Ocean Cliffs, La Jolla, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandt's Cormorants Gather on Ocean Cliffs, La Jolla.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36838  
Brandt's Cormorants Gather on Ocean Cliffs, La Jolla, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandt's Cormorants Gather on Ocean Cliffs, La Jolla.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36839  
Brandt's Cormorant portrait, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant portrait.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36876  
Brandt's Cormorant Skypointing, Courtship Display, La Jolla, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandt's Cormorant Skypointing, Courtship Display, La Jolla.
Species: Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37630  
Brandt's Cormorant portrait, set against the Pacific Ocean, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant portrait, set against the Pacific Ocean.
Species: Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37660  
Brandt's cormorants flying over a breaking wave, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's cormorants flying over a breaking wave.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 30381  
The Mandelbrot Fractal.  Fractals are complex geometric shapes that exhibit repeating patterns typified by self-similarity, or the tendency for the details of a shape to appear similar to the shape itself.  Often these shapes resemble patterns occurring naturally in the physical world, such as spiraling leaves, seemingly random coastlines, erosion and liquid waves.  Fractals are generated through surprisingly simple underlying mathematical expressions, producing subtle and surprising patterns.  The basic iterative expression for the Mandelbrot set is z = z-squared + c, operating in the complex (real, imaginary) number set, Mandelbrot set
The Mandelbrot Fractal. Fractals are complex geometric shapes that exhibit repeating patterns typified by self-similarity, or the tendency for the details of a shape to appear similar to the shape itself. Often these shapes resemble patterns occurring naturally in the physical world, such as spiraling leaves, seemingly random coastlines, erosion and liquid waves. Fractals are generated through surprisingly simple underlying mathematical expressions, producing subtle and surprising patterns. The basic iterative expression for the Mandelbrot set is z = z-squared + c, operating in the complex (real, imaginary) number set.
Species: Mandelbrot fractal, Mandelbrot set
Image ID: 10368  
The Mandelbrot Fractal.  Fractals are complex geometric shapes that exhibit repeating patterns typified by self-similarity, or the tendency for the details of a shape to appear similar to the shape itself.  Often these shapes resemble patterns occurring naturally in the physical world, such as spiraling leaves, seemingly random coastlines, erosion and liquid waves.  Fractals are generated through surprisingly simple underlying mathematical expressions, producing subtle and surprising patterns.  The basic iterative expression for the Mandelbrot set is z = z-squared + c, operating in the complex (real, imaginary) number set, Mandelbrot set
The Mandelbrot Fractal. Fractals are complex geometric shapes that exhibit repeating patterns typified by self-similarity, or the tendency for the details of a shape to appear similar to the shape itself. Often these shapes resemble patterns occurring naturally in the physical world, such as spiraling leaves, seemingly random coastlines, erosion and liquid waves. Fractals are generated through surprisingly simple underlying mathematical expressions, producing subtle and surprising patterns. The basic iterative expression for the Mandelbrot set is z = z-squared + c, operating in the complex (real, imaginary) number set.
Species: Mandelbrot fractal, Mandelbrot set
Image ID: 10369  
Detail within the Mandelbrot set fractal.  This detail is found by zooming in on the overall Mandelbrot set image, finding edges and buds with interesting features.  Fractals are complex geometric shapes that exhibit repeating patterns typified by self-similarity, or the tendency for the details of a shape to appear similar to the shape itself.  Often these shapes resemble patterns occurring naturally in the physical world, such as spiraling leaves, seemingly random coastlines, erosion and liquid waves.  Fractals are generated through surprisingly simple underlying mathematical expressions, producing subtle and surprising patterns.  The basic iterative expression for the Mandelbrot set is z = z-squared + c, operating in the complex (real, imaginary) number set, Mandelbrot set
Detail within the Mandelbrot set fractal. This detail is found by zooming in on the overall Mandelbrot set image, finding edges and buds with interesting features. Fractals are complex geometric shapes that exhibit repeating patterns typified by self-similarity, or the tendency for the details of a shape to appear similar to the shape itself. Often these shapes resemble patterns occurring naturally in the physical world, such as spiraling leaves, seemingly random coastlines, erosion and liquid waves. Fractals are generated through surprisingly simple underlying mathematical expressions, producing subtle and surprising patterns. The basic iterative expression for the Mandelbrot set is z = z-squared + c, operating in the complex (real, imaginary) number set.
Species: Mandelbrot fractal, Mandelbrot set
Image ID: 10375  
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