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Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table La Sainte-Chapelle, The Holy Chapel, is one of the only surviving buildings of the Capetian royal palace on the Ile de la Cite in the heart of Paris, France. It was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns - one of the most important relics in medieval Christendom Add To Light Table Wildflowers Bloom in Spring, Joshua Tree National Park Add To Light Table
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Image ID: 27029  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
La Sainte-Chapelle, The Holy Chapel, is one of the only surviving buildings of the Capetian royal palace on the Ile de la Cite in the heart of Paris, France. It was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns - one of the most important relics in medieval Christendom.
Image ID: 35602  
Location: La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France
 
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, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, California Add To Light Table Crystal Pier, 872 feet long and built in 1925, extends out into the Pacific Ocean from the town of Pacific Beach.  Mission Bay and downtown San Diego are seen in the distance Add To Light Table California sea lion, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table
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
 
Crystal Pier, 872 feet long and built in 1925, extends out into the Pacific Ocean from the town of Pacific Beach. Mission Bay and downtown San Diego are seen in the distance.
Image ID: 22294  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
California sea lion, underwater at Santa Barbara Island. Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. It is home to a large population of sea lions.
Image ID: 23418  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Image ID: 02435  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 06284  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island. Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. It is home to a large population of sea lions.
Image ID: 23429  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table Red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table Pyrosome in Kelp Forest, Santa Barbara Island, Pyrosoma Add To Light Table
California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island. Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. It is home to a large population of sea lions.
Image ID: 23422  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 35825  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Pyrosome in Kelp Forest, Santa Barbara Island.
Image ID: 35826  
Species: Pyrosome, Pyrosoma
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds showing pneumatocysts, bouyant gas-filled bubble-like structures which float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface, where it will spread to form a roof-like canopy, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table Red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table Kelp Forest, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table
Kelp fronds showing pneumatocysts, bouyant gas-filled bubble-like structures which float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface, where it will spread to form a roof-like canopy.
Image ID: 35827  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 35828  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Kelp Forest, Santa Barbara Island.
Image ID: 35830  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Sea World Fireworks San Diego Mission Bay. Sea World shows evening fireworks over Mission Bay Add To Light Table Webster Point, Santa Barbara Island, aerial photograph Add To Light Table Wildflowers Bloom in Spring, Joshua Tree National Park Add To Light Table
Sea World Fireworks San Diego Mission Bay. Sea World shows evening fireworks over Mission Bay.
Image ID: 36902  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Webster Point, Santa Barbara Island, aerial photograph.
Image ID: 29365  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Wildflowers Bloom in Spring, Joshua Tree National Park.
Image ID: 33142  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Wildflowers Bloom in Spring, Joshua Tree National Park Add To Light Table
Wildflowers Bloom in Spring, Joshua Tree National Park.
Image ID: 33146  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 4442 x 12771
 
Mission Bay, Ocean Beach, Point Loma and Coronado islands, at night, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
Mission Bay, Ocean Beach, Point Loma and Coronado islands, at night.
Image ID: 36663  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 4979 x 14516
 
Torrey Pines balloon aerial survey photo.  Torrey Pines seacliffs, rising up to 300 feet above the ocean, stretch from Del Mar to La Jolla. On the mesa atop the bluffs are found Torrey pine trees, one of the rare species of pines in the world. Peregine falcons nest at the edge of the cliffs. This photo was made as part of an experimental balloon aerial photographic survey flight over Torrey Pines State Reserve, by permission of Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table
Torrey Pines balloon aerial survey photo. Torrey Pines seacliffs, rising up to 300 feet above the ocean, stretch from Del Mar to La Jolla. On the mesa atop the bluffs are found Torrey pine trees, one of the rare species of pines in the world. Peregine falcons nest at the edge of the cliffs. This photo was made as part of an experimental balloon aerial photographic survey flight over Torrey Pines State Reserve, by permission of Torrey Pines State Reserve.
Image ID: 27271  
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5001 x 11896
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table Santa Barbara Island, Sutil Island, and thick kelp forests, aerial photograph Add To Light Table Santa Barbara Island, aerial photograph Add To Light Table
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Image ID: 35133  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Santa Barbara Island, Sutil Island, and thick kelp forests, aerial photograph.
Image ID: 29359  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Santa Barbara Island, aerial photograph.
Image ID: 29361  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Santa Barbara Island, aerial photograph Add To Light Table Santa Barbara Island, aerial photograph This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table A California sea lion plays with a piece of kelp, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table
Santa Barbara Island, aerial photograph.
Image ID: 29368  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Santa Barbara Island, aerial photograph.
Image ID: 29371  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
A California sea lion plays with a piece of kelp, underwater at Santa Barbara Island. Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. It is home to a large population of sea lions.
Image ID: 23427  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Torrey Pines balloon aerial survey photo.  Torrey Pines seacliffs, rising up to 300 feet above the ocean, stretch from Del Mar to La Jolla. On the mesa atop the bluffs are found Torrey pine trees, one of the rare species of pines in the world. Peregine falcons nest at the edge of the cliffs. This photo was made as part of an experimental balloon aerial photographic survey flight over Torrey Pines State Reserve, by permission of Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Add To Light Table A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing.  Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table
Torrey Pines balloon aerial survey photo. Torrey Pines seacliffs, rising up to 300 feet above the ocean, stretch from Del Mar to La Jolla. On the mesa atop the bluffs are found Torrey pine trees, one of the rare species of pines in the world. Peregine falcons nest at the edge of the cliffs. This photo was made as part of an experimental balloon aerial photographic survey flight over Torrey Pines State Reserve, by permission of Torrey Pines State Reserve.
Image ID: 27288  
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California, USA
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Image ID: 20388  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Image ID: 35132  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 


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Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Common Dolphin
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Dolphin Behavior  >  Dolphin Jumping / Leaping
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Blue Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Blue Whale
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Anemone
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Corallimorphs / False Coral
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Mantle
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Polyp
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Shell
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Behavior  >  Aggregation
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Gastropods / Snail  >  Cowrie
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Worms  >  Serpulid / Feather Duster
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  California Sea Lion
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Sexual Dimorphism / Male - Female Difference
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Mating / Courtship
Animal  >  Ray  >  Bat Ray
Animal  >  Ray  >  Electric and Torpedo Ray  >  Pacific Torpedo Ray
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Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  Santa Barbara Island
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  Santa Cruz Island
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Location  >  USA  >  California  >  San Diego  >  Torrey Pines State Park
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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Balaenoptera musculus
Corynactis californica
Cypraea spadicea
Delphinus delphis
Eudistylia polymorpha
Lupinus sp.
Macrocystis pyrifera
Megaptera novaeangliae
Mirounga angustirostris
Myliobatis californica
Pinus torreyana
Pyrosoma
Tetronarce californica
Torpedo californica
Zalophus californianus

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