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A human-powered submarine, composed off a streamlined casing which encloses half the operator as well as his air supply.  The operator kicks a single large monofin to propel the sleek submersible.  It was designed, built and operated by Virginia Tech engineering students, Offshore Model Basin, Escondido, California Aerial photo of Catalina Island, West End Gray whales, two males both with extended penis during courtship socialization, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon
A human-powered submarine, composed off a streamlined casing which encloses half the operator as well as his air supply. The operator kicks a single large monofin to propel the sleek submersible. It was designed, built and operated by Virginia Tech engineering students.
Image ID: 09781  
Location: Offshore Model Basin, Escondido, California, USA
 
Aerial photo of Catalina Island, West End.
Image ID: 26029  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Gray whales, two males both with extended penis during courtship socialization, Laguna San Ignacio.
Image ID: 06431  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
 
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. Blue whale underwater photo showing entire whale head (rostrum) to tail (fluke).  This picture of a blue whale shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view.  Specialized underwater camera gear, including an extremely wide lens, was used to capture the entire enormous whale in a single photograph, Balaenoptera musculus Aerial photo of the West End of Catalina Island
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.
Image ID: 27299  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California, USA
 
Blue whale underwater photo showing entire whale head (rostrum) to tail (fluke). This picture of a blue whale shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view. Specialized underwater camera gear, including an extremely wide lens, was used to capture the entire enormous whale in a single photograph.
Image ID: 27300  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California, USA
 
Aerial photo of the West End of Catalina Island.
Image ID: 25978  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California San Clemente Island Pyramid Head, the distinctive pyramid shaped southern end of the island.  San Clemente Island Pyramid Head, showing geologic terracing, underwater reefs and giant kelp forests Pacific harbor seal swims in the protected waters of Childrens Pool in La Jolla, California.  This group of harbor seals, which has formed a breeding colony at a small but popular beach near San Diego, is at the center of considerable controversy.  While harbor seals are protected from harassment by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other legislation, local interests would like to see the seals leave so that people can resume using the beach, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean.
Image ID: 03325  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
San Clemente Island Pyramid Head, the distinctive pyramid shaped southern end of the island. San Clemente Island Pyramid Head, showing geologic terracing, underwater reefs and giant kelp forests.
Image ID: 26003  
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Pacific harbor seal swims in the protected waters of Childrens Pool in La Jolla, California. This group of harbor seals, which has formed a breeding colony at a small but popular beach near San Diego, is at the center of considerable controversy. While harbor seals are protected from harassment by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other legislation, local interests would like to see the seals leave so that people can resume using the beach.
Image ID: 03018  
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Two blue whales, a mother and her calf, swim through the open ocean in this aerial photograph.  The calf is blowing (spouting, exhaling) with a powerful column of spray.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Blue whale, exhaling as it surfaces from a dive, aerial photo.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth, exceeding 100' in length and 200 tons in weight, Balaenoptera musculus, Redondo Beach, California Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California, Mola mola
Two blue whales, a mother and her calf, swim through the open ocean in this aerial photograph. The calf is blowing (spouting, exhaling) with a powerful column of spray. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 02304  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whale, exhaling as it surfaces from a dive, aerial photo. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth, exceeding 100' in length and 200 tons in weight.
Image ID: 25950  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Redondo Beach, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California.
Image ID: 03267  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
 
Aerial View of Gau Island, Fiji
Aerial View of Gau Island, Fiji.
Image ID: 34702  
Location: Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
Pano dimensions: 4749 x 12275
 
Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji, Crinoidea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island San Diego Coronado Bridge, known locally as the Coronado Bridge, links San Diego with Coronado, California.  The bridge was completed in 1969 and was a toll bridge until 2002.  It is 2.1 miles long and reaches a height of 200 feet above San Diego Bay.  Coronado Island is to the left, and downtown San Diego is to the right in this view looking north This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Alaskan brown bear catching a jumping salmon, Brooks Falls, Ursus arctos, Brooks River, Katmai National Park
Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31596  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Crinoidea
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
 
San Diego Coronado Bridge, known locally as the Coronado Bridge, links San Diego with Coronado, California. The bridge was completed in 1969 and was a toll bridge until 2002. It is 2.1 miles long and reaches a height of 200 feet above San Diego Bay. Coronado Island is to the left, and downtown San Diego is to the right in this view looking north.
Image ID: 22288  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Alaskan brown bear catching a jumping salmon, Brooks Falls.
Image ID: 17031  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Mavericks surf contest crowd enjoys the sun and warm weather on the Pillar Point cliffs, February 7, 2006, Half Moon Bay, California Mountain lion, Sierra Nevada foothills, Mariposa, California, Puma concolor
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Image ID: 00627  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Mavericks surf contest crowd enjoys the sun and warm weather on the Pillar Point cliffs, February 7, 2006.
Image ID: 15344  
Location: Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, California, USA
 
Mountain lion, Sierra Nevada foothills, Mariposa, California.
Image ID: 15791  
Species: Mountain lion, Puma concolor
 
Blue whales, adult and juvenile (likely mother and calf), swimming together side by side underwater in the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Ocean sunfish schooling, open ocean near San Diego, Mola mola Mesa Arch, Utah.  An exuberant hiker greets the dawning sun from atop Mesa Arch. Yup, that's me, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Blue whales, adult and juvenile (likely mother and calf), swimming together side by side underwater in the open ocean.
Image ID: 34568  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish schooling, open ocean near San Diego.
Image ID: 03562  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Mesa Arch, Utah. An exuberant hiker greets the dawning sun from atop Mesa Arch. Yup, that's me.
Image ID: 18036  
Location: Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA
 
Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California Ocean sunfish and photographer, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California Blue whale 80-feet long, full body photograph of an enormous blue whale showing rostrom head to fluke tail, taken at close range with very wide lens, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California
Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean.
Image ID: 03491  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish and photographer, open ocean.
Image ID: 03324  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whale 80-feet long, full body photograph of an enormous blue whale showing rostrom head to fluke tail, taken at close range with very wide lens.
Image ID: 27967  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
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 submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Cross fox, Sierra Nevada foothills, Mariposa, California.  The cross fox is a color variation of the red fox, Vulpes vulpes 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)
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 submarine forest.
Image ID: 02411  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Cross fox, Sierra Nevada foothills, Mariposa, California. The cross fox is a color variation of the red fox.
Image ID: 15966  
Species: Red fox, Vulpes vulpes
 
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.
Image ID: 19452  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Ocean surface panorama, glassy calm ocean water offshore of California, clouds and sky
Ocean surface panorama, glassy calm ocean water offshore of California, clouds and sky.
Image ID: 26804  
Pano dimensions: 6192 x 17935
 
Bald eagle spreads its wings to land amid a large group of bald eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska
Bald eagle spreads its wings to land amid a large group of bald eagles.
Image ID: 22588  
Species: Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Location: Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska, USA
 

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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Aetobatus narinari
Arctocephalus townsendi
Balaenoptera musculus
Callorhinus ursinus
Carcharodon carcharias
Centropyge aurantonotus
Chiloscyllium plagiosum
Cleidopus gloriamaris
Crinoidea
Dendronephthya
Dirona albolineata
Eschrichtius robustus
Flabellina iodinea
Flabellinopsis iodinea
Fregata magnificens
Gorgonacea
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Holacanthus passer
Hypsypops rubicundus
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Lepus alleni
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Manta birostris
Megaptera novaeangliae
Mirounga angustirostris
Mola mola
Morone saxatilis
Pelagia noctiluca
Pelecanus occidentalis
Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Phoca vitulina richardsi
Pinus longaeva
Pleuroncodes planipes
Plexauridae
Prionace glauca
Pseudanthias
Puma concolor
Pygoscelis adeliae
Quercus virginiana
Rhincodon typus
Sequoiadendron giganteum
Seriola lalandi
Sphyrna lewini
Stenella frontalis
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Sula granti
Thalassia testudinum
Torpedo californica
Trachurus symmetricus
Trichechus manatus
Ursus americanus
Ursus arctos
Vulpes vulpes
Xenistius californiensis
Zalophus californianus

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