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A blue whale spouts at sunset.  The blow, or spout, of a blue whale can reach 30 feet into the air.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on earth, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Guadalupe fur seal mother and pup, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Add To Light Table Ocean sunfish schooling, open ocean near San Diego, Mola mola Add To Light Table
A blue whale spouts at sunset. The blow, or spout, of a blue whale can reach 30 feet into the air. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on earth.
Image ID: 02217  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Guadalupe fur seal mother and pup.
Image ID: 02440  
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Ocean sunfish schooling, open ocean near San Diego.
Image ID: 03562  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish schooling near drift kelp, soliciting cleaner fishes, open ocean, Baja California, Mola mola Add To Light Table Blue shark and yellowtail in the open ocean, Seriola lalandi, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Mangrove snapper schooling in the clear waters of Crystal River, with trees in the background, Lutjanus griseus, Three Sisters Springs Add To Light Table
Ocean sunfish schooling near drift kelp, soliciting cleaner fishes, open ocean, Baja California.
Image ID: 06304  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
 
Blue shark and yellowtail in the open ocean.
Image ID: 01000  
Species: North Pacific Yellowtail, Seriola lalandi, Prionace glauca
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Mangrove snapper schooling in the clear waters of Crystal River, with trees in the background.
Image ID: 02688  
Species: Mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus
Location: Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida, USA
 
Gray whales, two males both with extended penis during courtship socialization, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Add To Light Table Acorn Barnacle extends to feed in ocean current, amid colony of Corynactis anemones, Corynactis californica, Megabalanus californicus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Humpback whale breaching, pectoral fin and rostrom visible, Megaptera novaeangliae, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
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
 
Acorn Barnacle extends to feed in ocean current, amid colony of Corynactis anemones.
Image ID: 33473  
Species: Strawberry Anemone, Acorn Barnacle, Corynactis californica, Megabalanus californicus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Humpback whale breaching, pectoral fin and rostrom visible.
Image ID: 27955  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whale, exhaling in a huge blow as it swims at the surface between deep dives.  The blue whale's blow is a combination of water spray from around its blowhole and condensation from its warm breath, Balaenoptera musculus, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table North Pacific humpback whale, peduncle throw, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
Blue whale, exhaling in a huge blow as it swims at the surface between deep dives. The blue whale's blow is a combination of water spray from around its blowhole and condensation from its warm breath.
Image ID: 21253  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, peduncle throw.
Image ID: 02153  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, 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: 25953  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Redondo Beach, California, USA
 
Salema schooling amid kelp forest, Xenistius californiensis, Macrocystis pyrifera,, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Blue whale, exhaling in a huge blow as it swims at the surface between deep dives.  The blue whale's blow is a combination of water spray from around its blowhole and condensation from its warm breath, Balaenoptera musculus, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight in the surf for access for mating females that are in estrous.  Such fighting among elephant seals can take place on the beach or in the water.  They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table
Salema schooling amid kelp forest.
Image ID: 01022  
Species: Salema, Xenistius californiensis, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Blue whale, exhaling in a huge blow as it swims at the surface between deep dives. The blue whale's blow is a combination of water spray from around its blowhole and condensation from its warm breath.
Image ID: 21249  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight in the surf for access for mating females that are in estrous. Such fighting among elephant seals can take place on the beach or in the water. They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides.
Image ID: 20369  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Humpback whale breaching, pectoral fin and rostrom visible, Megaptera novaeangliae, San Diego, 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
Humpback whale breaching, pectoral fin and rostrom visible.
Image ID: 27958  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Common Dolphin Breaching the Ocean Surface.
Image ID: 34234  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Common Dolphin Breaching the Ocean Surface.
Image ID: 34235  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Common Dolphin Breaching the Ocean Surface, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Spiny brittle stars (starfish) detail, Ophiothrix spiculata Add To Light Table Spiny brittle stars (starfish) detail, Ophiothrix spiculata Add To Light Table
Common Dolphin Breaching the Ocean Surface.
Image ID: 34236  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Spiny brittle stars (starfish) detail.
Image ID: 35074  
Species: Brittle Sea Star, Ophiothrix spiculata
 
Spiny brittle stars (starfish) detail.
Image ID: 35077  
Species: Brittle Sea Star, Ophiothrix spiculata
 
Spiny brittle stars (starfish) detail, Ophiothrix spiculata Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table Humpback whale competitive group, underwater, swimming quickly and one trailing a stream of bubbles, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
Spiny brittle stars (starfish) detail.
Image ID: 35079  
Species: Brittle Sea Star, Ophiothrix spiculata
 
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: 02794  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale competitive group, underwater, swimming quickly and one trailing a stream of bubbles.
Image ID: 02854  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Large competitive group of humpback whales seen underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Adult male humpback whale bubble streaming underwater.  The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims behind a mother and calf.  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby male whales interested in the mother, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table North Pacific humpback whales, part of a larger competitive group of humpbacks, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
Large competitive group of humpback whales seen underwater.
Image ID: 04462  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult male humpback whale bubble streaming underwater. The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims behind a mother and calf. The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby male whales interested in the mother.
Image ID: 05928  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whales, part of a larger competitive group of humpbacks.
Image ID: 05946  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, 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, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table Male elk bugling during the fall rut. Large male elk are known as bulls. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Male elk engage in competitive mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling and bugling, a loud series of screams which is intended to establish dominance over other males and attract females, Cervus canadensis, Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 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.
Image ID: 30290  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, 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: 25956  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Redondo Beach, California, USA
 
Male elk bugling during the fall rut. Large male elk are known as bulls. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Male elk engage in competitive mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling and bugling, a loud series of screams which is intended to establish dominance over other males and attract females.
Image ID: 19700  
Species: Elk, Cervus canadensis
Location: Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
 


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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Amphiprion percula
Arctocephalus townsendi
Balaenoptera musculus
Caranx sexfasciatus
Cervus canadensis
Citharichthys sp.
Corynactis californica
Cyclosalpa affinis
Echeneis naucrates
Enhydra lutris
Eschrichtius robustus
Fregata magnificens
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Larus occidentalis
Lutjanus griseus
Macrocystis pyrifera
Manta birostris
Megabalanus californicus
Megaptera novaeangliae
Mirounga angustirostris
Mola mola
Negaprion brevirostris
Ophiothrix spiculata
Pelecanus occidentalis
Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Prionace glauca
Remora sp.
Seriola lalandi
Stenella longirostris
Trachurus symmetricus
Ursus arctos
Xenistius californiensis
Zalophus californianus

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