Crustacean Photos

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Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible.  The humbpack's throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water.  The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill, Megaptera novaeangliae, Gerlache Strait
Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible. The humbpack's throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water. The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25648  
Acorn Barnacle extends to feed in ocean current, amid colony of Corynactis anemones, Corynactis californica, Megabalanus californicus, San Diego, California
Acorn Barnacle extends to feed in ocean current, amid colony of Corynactis anemones.
Species: Acorn barnacle, Strawberry anemone, Corynactis californica, Megabalanus californicus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 33455  
A blue whale eating krill.  This blue whale is seen feeding and surfacing amid krill with its throat fully engorged with krill and water.  It will push the water back out with its tongue, trapping the krill in its baleen which acts like a filter. Aerial photo, Baja California, Balaenoptera musculus
A blue whale eating krill. This blue whale is seen feeding and surfacing amid krill with its throat fully engorged with krill and water. It will push the water back out with its tongue, trapping the krill in its baleen which acts like a filter. Aerial photo, Baja California.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Image ID: 05837  
Acorn Barnacle extends to feed in ocean current, amid colony of Corynactis anemones, Corynactis californica, Megabalanus californicus, San Diego, California
Acorn Barnacle extends to feed in ocean current, amid colony of Corynactis anemones.
Species: Acorn barnacle, Strawberry anemone, Corynactis californica, Megabalanus californicus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 33473  
Wandering albatross in flight, over the open sea.  The wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any living bird, with the wingspan between, up to 12' from wingtip to wingtip.  It can soar on the open ocean for hours at a time, riding the updrafts from individual swells, with a glide ratio of 22 units of distance for every unit of drop.  The wandering albatross can live up to 23 years.  They hunt at night on the open ocean for cephalopods, small fish, and crustaceans. The survival of the species is at risk due to mortality from long-line fishing gear, Diomedea exulans
Wandering albatross in flight, over the open sea. The wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any living bird, with the wingspan between, up to 12' from wingtip to wingtip. It can soar on the open ocean for hours at a time, riding the updrafts from individual swells, with a glide ratio of 22 units of distance for every unit of drop. The wandering albatross can live up to 23 years. They hunt at night on the open ocean for cephalopods, small fish, and crustaceans. The survival of the species is at risk due to mortality from long-line fishing gear.
Species: Wandering albatross, Diomedea exulans
Location: Southern Ocean
Image ID: 24071  
Brown pelicans feeding on krill, Pelecanus occidentalis, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Brown pelicans feeding on krill.
Species: Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 03171  
Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible.  The humbpack's pink throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water.  The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill, Megaptera novaeangliae, Gerlache Strait
Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible. The humbpack's pink throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water. The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25660  
Snowy egret, Mission Bay, San Diego. The snowy egret can be found in marshes, swamps, shorelines, mudflats and ponds.  The snowy egret eats shrimp, minnows and other small fish,  crustaceans and frogs.  It is found on all coasts of North America and, in winter, into South America
Snowy egret, Mission Bay, San Diego. The snowy egret can be found in marshes, swamps, shorelines, mudflats and ponds. The snowy egret eats shrimp, minnows and other small fish, crustaceans and frogs. It is found on all coasts of North America and, in winter, into South America.
Image ID: 36823  
Pelagic red tuna crab, open ocean, Pleuroncodes planipes, San Diego, California
Pelagic red tuna crab, open ocean.
Species: Pelagic red crab, Pleuroncodes planipes
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 02247  
Blue whale feeding and surfacing amid krill with engorged throat, aerial photo, Baja California, Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale feeding and surfacing amid krill with engorged throat, aerial photo, Baja California.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Image ID: 06058  
Sally Lightfoot crab, Grapsus grapsus
Sally Lightfoot crab.
Species: Sally lightfoot crab, Grapsus grapsus
Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 01896  
Red rock shrimp, Lysmata californica
Red rock shrimp.
Species: Red rock shrimp, Lysmata californica
Image ID: 08641  
Cleaner shrimp, Lysmata amboinensis
Cleaner shrimp.
Species: Cleaner shrimp, Lysmata amboinensis
Image ID: 09467  
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta, San Nicholas Island
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Species: Northern kelp crab, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10218  
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23828  
Magellanic penguins, coming ashore on a sandy beach.  Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years.  They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans, Spheniscus magellanicus, New Island
Magellanic penguins, coming ashore on a sandy beach. Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years. They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans.
Species: Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23924  
Gray whale, raising its fluke (tail) before diving to the ocean floor to forage for crustaceans, , Cow Bay, Flores Island, near Tofino, Clayoquot Sound, west coast of Vancouver Island, Eschrichtius robustus
Gray whale, raising its fluke (tail) before diving to the ocean floor to forage for crustaceans, , Cow Bay, Flores Island, near Tofino, Clayoquot Sound, west coast of Vancouver Island.
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Cow Bay, Flores Island, British Columbia, Canada
Image ID: 21173  
Gentoo penguins coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguins coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23833  
Snowy egret, Mission Bay, San Diego. The snowy egret can be found in marshes, swamps, shorelines, mudflats and ponds.  The snowy egret eats shrimp, minnows and other small fish,  crustaceans and frogs.  It is found on all coasts of North America and, in winter, into South America
Snowy egret, Mission Bay, San Diego. The snowy egret can be found in marshes, swamps, shorelines, mudflats and ponds. The snowy egret eats shrimp, minnows and other small fish, crustaceans and frogs. It is found on all coasts of North America and, in winter, into South America.
Image ID: 36824  
Snowy egret, Mission Bay, San Diego. The snowy egret can be found in marshes, swamps, shorelines, mudflats and ponds.  The snowy egret eats shrimp, minnows and other small fish,  crustaceans and frogs.  It is found on all coasts of North America and, in winter, into South America
Snowy egret, Mission Bay, San Diego. The snowy egret can be found in marshes, swamps, shorelines, mudflats and ponds. The snowy egret eats shrimp, minnows and other small fish, crustaceans and frogs. It is found on all coasts of North America and, in winter, into South America.
Image ID: 36825  
Pelagic red tuna crabs, washed ashore to form dense piles on the beach, Pleuroncodes planipes, Ocean Beach, California
Pelagic red tuna crabs, washed ashore to form dense piles on the beach.
Species: Pelagic red crab, Pleuroncodes planipes
Location: Ocean Beach, California
Image ID: 30982  
Magellanic penguins, in grasslands at the opening of their underground burrow.  Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years.  They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans, Spheniscus magellanicus, New Island
Magellanic penguins, in grasslands at the opening of their underground burrow. Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years. They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans.
Species: Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23776  
Pelagic red tuna crabs, washed ashore to form dense piles on the beach, Pleuroncodes planipes, Ocean Beach, California
Pelagic red tuna crabs, washed ashore to form dense piles on the beach.
Species: Pelagic red crab, Pleuroncodes planipes
Location: Ocean Beach, California
Image ID: 06068  
Pelagic red tuna crabs, washed ashore to form dense piles on the beach, Pleuroncodes planipes, Ocean Beach, California
Pelagic red tuna crabs, washed ashore to form dense piles on the beach.
Species: Pelagic red crab, Pleuroncodes planipes
Location: Ocean Beach, California
Image ID: 06077  
Acorn barnacle feeding amidst strawberry anemones, Monterey Peninsula, Corynactis californica, Megabalanus californicus
Acorn barnacle feeding amidst strawberry anemones, Monterey Peninsula.
Species: Acorn barnacle, Corynactis californica, Megabalanus californicus
Location: Monterey, California
Image ID: 07023  
Gray whale dorsal aspect showing blowhole and characteristic skin mottling and ectoparasitic barnacles and whale lice (amphipod crustaceans), Eschrichtius robustus, San Diego, California
Gray whale dorsal aspect showing blowhole and characteristic skin mottling and ectoparasitic barnacles and whale lice (amphipod crustaceans).
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 30456  
Imperial shag or blue-eyed shag, in tussock grass.  The Imperial Shag is about 30" long and 4-8 lbs, with males averaging larger than females.  It can dive as deep as 80' while foraging for small benthic fish, crustaceans, polychaetes, gastropods and octopuses, Leucocarbo atriceps, Phalacrocorax atriceps, New Island
Imperial shag or blue-eyed shag, in tussock grass. The Imperial Shag is about 30" long and 4-8 lbs, with males averaging larger than females. It can dive as deep as 80' while foraging for small benthic fish, crustaceans, polychaetes, gastropods and octopuses.
Species: Imperial shag, Leucocarbo atriceps, Phalacrocorax atriceps
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23761  
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23830  
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23832  
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23834  
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