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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, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Cholla cactus, brittlebush, ocotillo and various cacti and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Opuntia, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Waterfall at Temple of Sinawava during peak flow following spring rainstorm.  Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah
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: 19693  
Species: Elk, Cervus canadensis
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
 
Cholla cactus, brittlebush, ocotillo and various cacti and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months.
Image ID: 10975  
Species: Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Opuntia
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Waterfall at Temple of Sinawava during peak flow following spring rainstorm. Zion Canyon.
Image ID: 12450  
Location: Temple of Sinawava, Zion National Park, Utah, USA
 
Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring, with a rainbow appearing in the spray of the falls, viewed from the Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Grand Prismatic Spring (left) and Excelsior Geyser (right).  Grand Prismatic Spring displays a stunning rainbow of colors created by species of thermophilac (heat-loving) bacteria that thrive in narrow temperature ranges.  The blue water in the center is too hot to support any bacterial life, while the outer orange rings are the coolest water.  Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest spring in the United States and the third-largest in the world.  Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Mule deer in tall grass, fall, autumn, Odocoileus hemionus, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring, with a rainbow appearing in the spray of the falls, viewed from the Mist Trail.
Image ID: 12634  
Location: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Grand Prismatic Spring (left) and Excelsior Geyser (right). Grand Prismatic Spring displays a stunning rainbow of colors created by species of thermophilac (heat-loving) bacteria that thrive in narrow temperature ranges. The blue water in the center is too hot to support any bacterial life, while the outer orange rings are the coolest water. Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest spring in the United States and the third-largest in the world. Midway Geyser Basin.
Image ID: 13571  
Location: Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
 
Mule deer in tall grass, fall, autumn.
Image ID: 19577  
Species: Mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
 
A Florida manatee, or West Indian Manatee, swims slowly through the clear waters of Crystal River, Trichechus manatus, Three Sisters Springs Yosemite Falls at peak flow in late spring, viewed from Cooks Meadow, Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite Falls and rainbow, Half Dome in distance, viewed from the Yosemite Falls trail, spring, Yosemite National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
A Florida manatee, or West Indian Manatee, swims slowly through the clear waters of Crystal River.
Image ID: 02696  
Species: West indian manatee, Trichechus manatus
Location: Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida, USA
 
Yosemite Falls at peak flow in late spring, viewed from Cooks Meadow.
Image ID: 12631  
Location: Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Yosemite Falls and rainbow, Half Dome in distance, viewed from the Yosemite Falls trail, spring.
Image ID: 27742  
Location: Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
 
Yosemite Valley Tunnel View, Storm clouds at sunset, Yosemite National Park Anthias fish school around green fan coral, Fiji, Pseudanthias Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with gorgonian sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias, Tubastrea micrantha
Yosemite Valley Tunnel View, Storm clouds at sunset, Yosemite National Park.
Image ID: 34542  
Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 7653 x 12541
 
Anthias fish school around green fan coral, Fiji.
Image ID: 34740  
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with gorgonian sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Image ID: 31312  
Species: Anthias, Black sun coral, Dendronephthya soft coral, Gorgonian, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias, Tubastrea micrantha
Location: Fiji
 
Yosemite Falls reflected in flooded meadow.  The Merced  River floods its banks in spring, forming beautiful reflections of Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Yosemite Falls reflected in flooded meadow. The Merced River floods its banks in spring, forming beautiful reflections of Yosemite Falls.
Image ID: 26887  
Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5256 x 11469
 
Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Crinoidea, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias, Tubastrea micrantha, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island Colorful Dendronephthya soft corals and schooling Anthias fish on coral reef, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Tubastrea micrantha, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest, Stereolepis gigas, Catalina Island
Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.
Image ID: 31313  
Species: Anthias, Black sun coral, Crinoid feather star, Dendronephthya soft coral, Gorgonian, Crinoidea, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias, Tubastrea micrantha
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
 
Colorful Dendronephthya soft corals and schooling Anthias fish on coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31316  
Species: Anthias, Black sun coral, Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Tubastrea micrantha
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
 
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 33354  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Wildflowers bloom across Carrizo Plains National Monument, during the 2017 Superbloom, Carrizo Plain National Monument, California Torrey Pines State Beach at Sunset, La Jolla, Mount Soledad and Blacks Beach in the distance, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom.
Image ID: 33186  
Species: Dune evening primrose, Oenothera deltoides
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Wildflowers bloom across Carrizo Plains National Monument, during the 2017 Superbloom.
Image ID: 33247  
Location: Carrizo Plain National Monument, California, USA
 
Torrey Pines State Beach at Sunset, La Jolla, Mount Soledad and Blacks Beach in the distance.
Image ID: 35061  
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California, USA
 
Hammerhead sharks, schooling, black and white / grainy, Sphyrna lewini, Darwin Island Black bear walking in a grassy meadow.  Black bears can live 25 years or more, and range in color from deepest black to chocolate and cinnamon brown.  Adult males typically weigh up to 600 pounds.  Adult females weight up to 400 pounds and reach sexual maturity at 3 or 4 years of age.  Adults stand about 3' tall at the shoulder, Ursus americanus, Orr, Minnesota Sunset falls upon Torrey Pines State Reserve, viewed from the Torrey Pines glider port.  La Jolla, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Scripps Pier are seen in the distance This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Hammerhead sharks, schooling, black and white / grainy.
Image ID: 16255  
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Black bear walking in a grassy meadow. Black bears can live 25 years or more, and range in color from deepest black to chocolate and cinnamon brown. Adult males typically weigh up to 600 pounds. Adult females weight up to 400 pounds and reach sexual maturity at 3 or 4 years of age. Adults stand about 3' tall at the shoulder.
Image ID: 18744  
Species: American black bear, Ursus americanus
Location: Orr, Minnesota, USA
 
Sunset falls upon Torrey Pines State Reserve, viewed from the Torrey Pines glider port. La Jolla, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Scripps Pier are seen in the distance.
Image ID: 26436  
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Blackside hawkfish on hard coral, Paracirrhites forsteri, close-up, Fiji, Paracirrhites forsteri, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island Torrey Pines cliffs and storm clouds at sunset, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Colorful Dendronephthya Soft Corals and Black Coral, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Nigali Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago
Blackside hawkfish on hard coral, Paracirrhites forsteri, close-up, Fiji.
Image ID: 34759  
Species: Blackside hawkfish, Paracirrhites forsteri
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
 
Torrey Pines cliffs and storm clouds at sunset.
Image ID: 29102  
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California, USA
 
Colorful Dendronephthya Soft Corals and Black Coral, Fiji.
Image ID: 31334  
Species: Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya
Location: Nigali Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Wildflowers Bloom in Spring, Joshua Tree National Park Chocolate lily growing among grasses on oak-covered hillsides. The chocolate lily is a herbaceous perennial monocot that is increasingly difficult to find in the wild due to habitat loss. The flower is a striking brown color akin to the color of chocolate, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, California Purple owls clover, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad
Wildflowers Bloom in Spring, Joshua Tree National Park.
Image ID: 33144  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Chocolate lily growing among grasses on oak-covered hillsides. The chocolate lily is a herbaceous perennial monocot that is increasingly difficult to find in the wild due to habitat loss. The flower is a striking brown color akin to the color of chocolate.
Image ID: 33151  
Location: Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, California, USA
 
Purple owls clover, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad.
Image ID: 33208  
Location: Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, California, USA
 
Wildflowers bloom across Carrizo Plains National Monument, during the 2017 Superbloom, Carrizo Plain National Monument, California Wildflowers bloom across Carrizo Plains National Monument, during the 2017 Superbloom, Carrizo Plain National Monument, California
Wildflowers bloom across Carrizo Plains National Monument, during the 2017 Superbloom.
Image ID: 33243  
Location: Carrizo Plain National Monument, California, USA
 
Wildflowers bloom across Carrizo Plains National Monument, during the 2017 Superbloom.
Image ID: 33246  
Location: Carrizo Plain National Monument, California, USA
 


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