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Brown pelican head throw.  During a bill throw, the pelican arches its neck back, lifting its large bill upward and stretching its throat pouch, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table A brown pelican preening, reaching with its beak to the uropygial gland (preen gland) near the base of its tail.  Preen oil from the uropygial gland is spread by the pelican's beak and back of its head to all other feathers on the pelican, helping to keep them water resistant and dry.  Note adult winter breeding plumage in display, with brown neck, red gular throat pouch and yellow and white head, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and young calf swim near scientific research divers, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
Brown pelican head throw. During a bill throw, the pelican arches its neck back, lifting its large bill upward and stretching its throat pouch.
Image ID: 20259  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
A brown pelican preening, reaching with its beak to the uropygial gland (preen gland) near the base of its tail. Preen oil from the uropygial gland is spread by the pelican's beak and back of its head to all other feathers on the pelican, helping to keep them water resistant and dry. Note adult winter breeding plumage in display, with brown neck, red gular throat pouch and yellow and white head.
Image ID: 20295  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and young calf swim near scientific research divers.
Image ID: 00543  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Canyon X, a spectacular slot canyon near Page, Arizona.  Slot canyons are formed when water and wind erode a cut through a (usually sandstone) mesa, producing a very narrow passage that may be as slim as a few feet and a hundred feet or more in height Add To Light Table Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Bald eagle, sidelit, wings partially raised as its balances on wooden perch, Kachemak Bay, clouds and Kenai Mountains in background, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Homer, Alaska Add To Light Table
Canyon X, a spectacular slot canyon near Page, Arizona. Slot canyons are formed when water and wind erode a cut through a (usually sandstone) mesa, producing a very narrow passage that may be as slim as a few feet and a hundred feet or more in height.
Image ID: 36017  
Location: Page, Arizona, USA
 
Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group.
Image ID: 02862  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Bald eagle, sidelit, wings partially raised as its balances on wooden perch, Kachemak Bay, clouds and Kenai Mountains in background.
Image ID: 22622  
Species: Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Location: Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska, USA
 
Bald eagle in flight, wings raised, Kachemak Bay in the background, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Homer, Alaska Add To Light Table Bald eagle in flight, Kachemak Bay in background, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis, Homer, Alaska Add To Light Table Giant kelp, blades, stipes and pneumatocysts, backlit by the sun in shallow water, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Bald eagle in flight, wings raised, Kachemak Bay in the background.
Image ID: 22624  
Species: Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Location: Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska, USA
 
Bald eagle in flight, Kachemak Bay in background.
Image ID: 22629  
Species: Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Location: Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska, USA
 
Giant kelp, blades, stipes and pneumatocysts, backlit by the sun in shallow water.
Image ID: 25401  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Humpback whale in Antarctica.  A humpback whale swims through the beautiful ice-filled waters of Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Megaptera novaeangliae Add To Light Table Humpback whale breaching, pectoral fin and rostrom visible, Megaptera novaeangliae, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Sponger and backlit barrel, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California Add To Light Table
Humpback whale in Antarctica. A humpback whale swims through the beautiful ice-filled waters of Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica.
Image ID: 25652  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
 
Humpback whale breaching, pectoral fin and rostrom visible.
Image ID: 27956  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Sponger and backlit barrel.
Image ID: 27987  
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California, USA
 
A sea otter, resting on its back, holding its paw out of the water for warmth.  While the sea otter has extremely dense fur on its body, the fur is less dense on its head, arms and paws so it will hold these out of the cold water to conserve body heat, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California Add To Light Table Common Dolphin Breaching the Ocean Surface, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Common Dolphin Breaching the Ocean Surface, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
A sea otter, resting on its back, holding its paw out of the water for warmth. While the sea otter has extremely dense fur on its body, the fur is less dense on its head, arms and paws so it will hold these out of the cold water to conserve body heat.
Image ID: 21602  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
Common Dolphin Breaching the Ocean Surface.
Image ID: 34241  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Common Dolphin Breaching the Ocean Surface.
Image ID: 34242  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Common Dolphin Breaching the Ocean Surface, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Canyon X, a spectacular slot canyon near Page, Arizona.  Slot canyons are formed when water and wind erode a cut through a (usually sandstone) mesa, producing a very narrow passage that may be as slim as a few feet and a hundred feet or more in height Add To Light Table Owl Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon that is part of the larger Antelope Canyon system. Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Lands Add To Light Table
Common Dolphin Breaching the Ocean Surface.
Image ID: 34243  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Canyon X, a spectacular slot canyon near Page, Arizona. Slot canyons are formed when water and wind erode a cut through a (usually sandstone) mesa, producing a very narrow passage that may be as slim as a few feet and a hundred feet or more in height.
Image ID: 36013  
Location: Page, Arizona, USA
 
Owl Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon that is part of the larger Antelope Canyon system. Page, Arizona.
Image ID: 36028  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Rattlesnake Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon that is part of the larger Antelope Canyon system. Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Lands Add To Light Table Rattlesnake Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon that is part of the larger Antelope Canyon system. Page, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Lands Add To Light Table Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Rattlesnake Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon that is part of the larger Antelope Canyon system. Page, Arizona.
Image ID: 36034  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Rattlesnake Canyon, a beautiful slot canyon that is part of the larger Antelope Canyon system. Page, Arizona.
Image ID: 36038  
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA
 
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 34169  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater, Catalina Island, California Add To Light Table Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater, Catalina Island, California Add To Light Table Green sea turtle foraging for algae on coral reef, Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii, Chelonia mydas Add To Light Table
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 34216  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 34218  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Green sea turtle foraging for algae on coral reef, Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii.
Image ID: 34506  
Species: Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii, Chelonia mydas Add To Light Table Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii, Chelonia mydas Add To Light Table Green sea turtle foraging for algae on coral reef, Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii, Chelonia mydas Add To Light Table
Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii.
Image ID: 34508  
Species: Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii.
Image ID: 34509  
Species: Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Green sea turtle foraging for algae on coral reef, Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii.
Image ID: 34510  
Species: Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii, Chelonia mydas Add To Light Table Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii, Chelonia mydas Add To Light Table Humpback whale head lunge and blow in active group, Maui Add To Light Table
Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii.
Image ID: 34511  
Species: Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii.
Image ID: 34512  
Species: Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale head lunge and blow in active group.
Image ID: 34537  
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 


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