Giant Kelp Photos, Macrocystis pyrifera


Photos of Macrocystis pyrifera, Giant kelp
Common names: Giant kelp, kelp forest, seaweed, sea weed, sea grass, sargazo gigante, harina de kelp, giant kelp, harina de la macroalga, gedroogde kelp, zeewier, reuzenkelp, braendeltang, macroalga marina, Phaeophyceae
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Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Image ID: 00627  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, 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.
Image ID: 02411  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
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.
Image ID: 01107  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Self portrait in kelp forest, Catalina Island, Macrocystis pyrifera Add To Light Table Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Self portrait in kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37274  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33433  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33434  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33435  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33436  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33437  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table Blue shark and offshore drift kelp paddy, open ocean, Macrocystis pyrifera, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33438  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Image ID: 02435  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Blue shark and offshore drift kelp paddy, open ocean.
Image ID: 01078  
Species: Blue shark, Macrocystis pyrifera, Prionace glauca
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue shark and offshore drift kelp paddy, open ocean, Macrocystis pyrifera, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Giant Kelp Forest, West End Catalina Island, Macrocystis pyrifera Add To Light Table Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts.  Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest.  Giant kelp can grow up to 2' in a single day given optimal conditions.  Epic submarine forests of kelp grow throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Blue shark and offshore drift kelp paddy, open ocean.
Image ID: 01081  
Species: Blue shark, Macrocystis pyrifera, Prionace glauca
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Giant Kelp Forest, West End Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37279  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest. Giant kelp can grow up to 2' in a single day given optimal conditions. Epic submarine forests of kelp grow throughout California's Southern Channel Islands.
Image ID: 25396  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Salema schooling amid kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Xenistius californiensis, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest. Catalina Island, California, Macrocystis pyrifera Add To Light Table The Kelp Forest offshore of La Jolla, California. A kelp forest. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera Add To Light Table
Salema schooling amid kelp forest.
Image ID: 01022  
Species: Salema, Macrocystis pyrifera, Xenistius californiensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest. Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37282  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
The Kelp Forest offshore of La Jolla, California. A kelp forest. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found throughout California's Southern Channel Islands.
Image ID: 30986  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
 
Sunlight glows throughout a giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest. Giant kelp can grow up to 2' in a single day given optimal conditions. Epic submarine forests of kelp grow throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Selfie, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island, Macrocystis pyrifera Add To Light Table
Sunlight glows throughout a giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 37086  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest. Giant kelp can grow up to 2' in a single day given optimal conditions. Epic submarine forests of kelp grow throughout California's Southern Channel Islands.
Image ID: 37100  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Selfie, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37296  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island, California Add To Light Table Giant Kelp Forest, West End Catalina Island, Macrocystis pyrifera Add To Light Table Giant Kelp Forest, West End Catalina Island, Macrocystis pyrifera Add To Light Table
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest.
Image ID: 37297  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant Kelp Forest, West End Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37300  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant Kelp Forest, West End Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37301  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Small gas bladders -- pneumatocysts -- connect the kelp's stipes ("stems") to its blades ("leaves"). These bladders help elevate the kelp plant from the bottom, towards sunlight and the water's surface, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Giant kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Small gas bladders -- pneumatocysts -- connect the kelp's stipes ("stems") to its blades ("leaves"). These bladders help elevate the kelp plant from the bottom, towards sunlight and the water's surface, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Giant kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Small gas bladders -- pneumatocysts -- connect the kelp's stipes ("stems") to its blades ("leaves"). These bladders help elevate the kelp plant from the bottom, towards sunlight and the water's surface.
Image ID: 33439  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Small gas bladders -- pneumatocysts -- connect the kelp's stipes ("stems") to its blades ("leaves"). These bladders help elevate the kelp plant from the bottom, towards sunlight and the water's surface.
Image ID: 33440  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33441  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33442  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33443  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33444  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 


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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Heterostichus rostratus
Hypsypops rubicundus
Leptogorgia chilensis
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Membranipora sp.
Muricea californica
Myliobatis californica
Phyllospadix sp.
Prionace glauca
Tetronarce californica
Torpedo californica
Trachurus symmetricus
Xenistius californiensis

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Updated: October 17, 2021

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