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A humpback whale raises it fluke out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance, Megaptera novaeangliae Add To Light Table Blue whale, mother and calf, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Humpback whale breaching, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
A humpback whale raises it fluke out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance.
Image ID: 27141  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Del Mar, California, USA
 
Blue whale, mother and calf.
Image ID: 02301  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Humpback whale breaching.
Image ID: 03855  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale breaching, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Humpback whale breaching, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Rissos dolphin, breaching. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego, Grampus griseus Add To Light Table
Humpback whale breaching.
Image ID: 03875  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale breaching.
Image ID: 03926  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Rissos dolphin, breaching. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego.
Image ID: 00983  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Gray whale, blow, Eschrichtius robustus, Big Sur, California Add To Light Table Blue whale, blowing, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Blue whales: mother/calf pair w/ adult,  Baja California (Mexico), Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
Gray whale, blow.
Image ID: 01170  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Big Sur, California, USA
 
Blue whale, blowing.
Image ID: 02182  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue whales: mother/calf pair w/ adult, Baja California (Mexico).
Image ID: 03354  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Four blue whales (including calf) socializing,  Baja California (Mexico), Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Courting gray whales, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Add To Light Table Courting gray whales, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Add To Light Table
Four blue whales (including calf) socializing, Baja California (Mexico).
Image ID: 03356  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Courting gray whales, Laguna San Ignacio.
Image ID: 03393  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
 
Courting gray whales, Laguna San Ignacio.
Image ID: 03396  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
 
Blue whale feces floating on surface, Baja California, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Blue whale, blow, sunset, black and white, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table A Rissos dolphin leaps from the ocean in a full breach. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species.  White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  Offshore near San Diego, Grampus griseus Add To Light Table
Blue whale feces floating on surface, Baja California.
Image ID: 05824  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue whale, blow, sunset, black and white.
Image ID: 06133  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
A Rissos dolphin leaps from the ocean in a full breach. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. Offshore near San Diego.
Image ID: 07597  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A blue whale blows (exhales, spouts) as it rests at the surface between dives.  A blue whales blow can reach 30 feet in the air and can be heard for miles.  The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, reaching 80 feet in length and weighing as much as 300,000 pounds.  North Coronado Island is in the background, Balaenoptera musculus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Add To Light Table Gray whales traveling south to Mexico during their winter migration.  The annual migration of the California gray whale is the longest known migration of any mammal, 10,000 to 12,000 miles from the Bering Sea to Baja California, Eschrichtius robustus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Blue whale, blowhole open, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
A blue whale blows (exhales, spouts) as it rests at the surface between dives. A blue whales blow can reach 30 feet in the air and can be heard for miles. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, reaching 80 feet in length and weighing as much as 300,000 pounds. North Coronado Island is in the background.
Image ID: 09497  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Gray whales traveling south to Mexico during their winter migration. The annual migration of the California gray whale is the longest known migration of any mammal, 10,000 to 12,000 miles from the Bering Sea to Baja California.
Image ID: 29048  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Blue whale, blowhole open.
Image ID: 02178  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
North Pacific humpback whale, mother and calf near ocean surface, cow/calf, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Male humpback whale emits an underwater stream of bubbles as it swims quickly during competitive group activities, 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
North Pacific humpback whale, mother and calf near ocean surface, cow/calf.
Image ID: 02998  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Male humpback whale emits an underwater stream of bubbles as it swims quickly during competitive group activities.
Image ID: 04421  
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: 26409  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Redondo Beach, 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 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, blowhole open, Balaenoptera musculus 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: 21258  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
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: 25958  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Redondo Beach, California, USA
 
Blue whale, blowhole open.
Image ID: 02179  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue whale, mother and calf, swimming at surface between dives, open ocean, aerial view, Balaenoptera musculus 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 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
Blue whale, mother and calf, swimming at surface between dives, open ocean, aerial view.
Image ID: 02302  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
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: 02795  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
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: 02800  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale male escort emits a stream of bubbles during competitive group socializing.  The whale is swimming so fast that the bubbles pass back alongside the whale, 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 female (left) during a competitive group.  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other male whales interested in the mother, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Primary escort male humpback whale bubble streaming during competitive group socializing.  This primary escort is swimming behind a female. The bubble curtain may be a form of intimidation towards other male escorts that are interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
Humpback whale male escort emits a stream of bubbles during competitive group socializing. The whale is swimming so fast that the bubbles pass back alongside the whale.
Image ID: 02822  
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 female (left) during a competitive group. The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other male whales interested in the mother.
Image ID: 02826  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Primary escort male humpback whale bubble streaming during competitive group socializing. This primary escort is swimming behind a female. The bubble curtain may be a form of intimidation towards other male escorts that are interested in the female.
Image ID: 04430  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 


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