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Aerial photo of Catalina Island, West End Port-and-starboard light fish.  The fish, also called pinecone fish, have two light organs that are housed in pits in their lower jaws.  The organs produce a greenish light that allows the fish to feed at night by luring small prey with their dim lights, Cleidopus gloriamaris 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.
Aerial photo of Catalina Island, West End.
Image ID: 26029  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Port-and-starboard light fish. The fish, also called pinecone fish, have two light organs that are housed in pits in their lower jaws. The organs produce a greenish light that allows the fish to feed at night by luring small prey with their dim lights.
Image ID: 13973  
Species: Port-and-starboard light fish, Cleidopus gloriamaris
 
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
 
Ceiling art detail, Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji, Crinoidea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island 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
Ceiling art detail.
Image ID: 28070  
Location: Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France
Pano dimensions: 9451 x 10918
 
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
 
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: 03016  
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Gray whales, two males both with extended penis during courtship socialization, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon 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 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
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 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
 
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
 
Adult male humpback whale singing, suspended motionless underwater.  Only male humpbacks have been observed singing.  All humpbacks in the North Pacific sing the same whale song each year, and the song changes slightly from one year to the next, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui 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 schooling, open ocean near San Diego, Mola mola
Adult male humpback whale singing, suspended motionless underwater. Only male humpbacks have been observed singing. All humpbacks in the North Pacific sing the same whale song each year, and the song changes slightly from one year to the next.
Image ID: 02796  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, 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
 
Ocean sunfish schooling, open ocean near San Diego.
Image ID: 03562  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Joshua tree, sunrise, infrared, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California 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, San Diego, California
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Image ID: 00627  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Joshua tree, sunrise, infrared.
Image ID: 22888  
Species: Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, 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.
Image ID: 34567  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
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 Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California, Mola mola Magnificent frigatebird, adult male on nest, with throat pouch inflated, a courtship display to attract females, Fregata magnificens, North Seymour Island
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
 
Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California.
Image ID: 03267  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
 
Magnificent frigatebird, adult male on nest, with throat pouch inflated, a courtship display to attract females.
Image ID: 16725  
Species: Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Alaskan brown bear catching a jumping salmon, Brooks Falls, Ursus arctos, Brooks River, Katmai National Park 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 A great white shark swims underwater through the ocean at Guadalupe Island, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
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
 
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
 
A great white shark swims underwater through the ocean at Guadalupe Island.
Image ID: 21347  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Ceiling art detail, Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France A neonate gray whale calf, born just hours before, still exhbiting embryonic folds in the skin along its side.  This baby gray whale was born in the cold waters of Big Sur, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place, Eschrichtius robustus, Monterey Spanish shawl  nudibranch, Flabellinopsis iodinea, Flabellina iodinea, Catalina Island
Ceiling art detail.
Image ID: 28069  
Location: Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France
Pano dimensions: 5392 x 6250
 
A neonate gray whale calf, born just hours before, still exhbiting embryonic folds in the skin along its side. This baby gray whale was born in the cold waters of Big Sur, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place.
Image ID: 01135  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
Spanish shawl nudibranch.
Image ID: 01063  
Species: Spanish Shawl, Purple Aeolis, Flabellinopsis iodinea, Flabellina iodinea
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this aerial photograph.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus Boulders and sunset in Joshua Tree National Park.  The warm sunlight gently lights unusual boulder formations at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, California Mountain lion, Sierra Nevada foothills, Mariposa, California, Puma concolor
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this aerial photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 02169  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Boulders and sunset in Joshua Tree National Park. The warm sunlight gently lights unusual boulder formations at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, California.
Image ID: 26726  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Mountain lion, Sierra Nevada foothills, Mariposa, California.
Image ID: 15791  
Species: Mountain lion, Puma concolor
 
Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach.  He shows considerable scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Bald eagle spreads its wings to land amid a large group of bald eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska
Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean.
Image ID: 03325  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach. He shows considerable scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Image ID: 15458  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
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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Abudefduf sexfasciatus
Acanthurus dussumieri
Aetobatus narinari
Amphiprion barberi
Anthopleura elegantissima
Arctocephalus townsendi
Balaenoptera musculus
Balaenoptera physalus
Callorhinus ursinus
Carcharodon carcharias
Cleidopus gloriamaris
Coccineis ceticola
Conus gloriamaris
Corynactis californica
Crinoidea
Cyclosalpa affinis
Dendronephthya
Eschrichtius robustus
Eschscholzia californica
Flabellina iodinea
Flabellinopsis iodinea
Fratercula arctica
Fregata magnificens
Globicephala macrorhynchus
Gorgonacea
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Heterostichus rostratus
Hypsypops rubicundus
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Lepus alleni
Lophogorgia chilensis
Lysmata californica
Macrocystis pyrifera
Manta birostris
Megaptera novaeangliae
Melibe leonina
Mirounga angustirostris
Mola mola
Opistognathus rosenblatti
Orcinus orca
Phoca vitulina richardsi
Physeter macrocephalus
Pinus longaeva
Pleuroncodes planipes
Prionace glauca
Pseudanthias
Puma concolor
Pygoscelis adeliae
Rhincodon typus
Seriola lalandi
Stenella frontalis
Stenella longirostris
Thysanoessa spinifera
Trachurus symmetricus
Trichechus manatus
Turbinaria reniformis
Tursiops truncatus
Urechis caupo
Ursus arctos
Yucca brevifolia
Zalophus californianus
Zalophus californianus wollebacki
Zalophus californianus wollebaeki

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