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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 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 Northern fur seal swims through the cold waters and kelp forest of San Miguel Island, in California's northern Channel Islands, Callorhinus ursinus 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
 
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
 
Northern fur seal swims through the cold waters and kelp forest of San Miguel Island, in California's northern Channel Islands.
Image ID: 00966  
Species: Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus
Location: San Miguel 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 Polyp of a strawberry anemone (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph), Corynactis californica, San Miguel Island 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
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
 
Polyp of a strawberry anemone (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph).
Image ID: 01039  
Species: Strawberry anemone, Corynactis californica
Location: San Miguel 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
 
A SCUBA diver enters a submarine cavern at Santa Barbara Island, underwater cave Add To Light Table Aggregating anemone detail, Anthopleura elegantissima, San Miguel Island Add To Light Table California sea lion, juveniles at play in kelp forest, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table
A SCUBA diver enters a submarine cavern at Santa Barbara Island, underwater cave.
Image ID: 23423  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Aggregating anemone detail.
Image ID: 00290  
Species: Aggregating anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima
Location: San Miguel Island, California, USA
 
California sea lion, juveniles at play in kelp forest.
Image ID: 00619  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus, San Miguel Island Add To Light Table Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus, San Miguel Island Add To Light Table Kelp frond in motion, time exposure, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table
Northern fur seal.
Image ID: 00965  
Species: Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus
Location: San Miguel Island, California, USA
 
Northern fur seal.
Image ID: 00967  
Species: Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus
Location: San Miguel Island, California, USA
 
Kelp frond in motion, time exposure.
Image ID: 02344  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table Kelp stipe and blades, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table California bat ray swimming amidst giant kelp forest, Myliobatis californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Image ID: 02436  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Kelp stipe and blades.
Image ID: 02498  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California bat ray swimming amidst giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 03414  
Species: California bat ray, Myliobatis californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery.
Image ID: 03803  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery.
Image ID: 03804  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery.
Image ID: 03807  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery.
Image ID: 03811  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery.
Image ID: 03812  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lion.
Image ID: 04827  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table Chestnut cowry, mantle exposed, Cypraea spadicea, San Miguel Island Add To Light Table
California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 06285  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 06290  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Chestnut cowry, mantle exposed.
Image ID: 00624  
Species: Chestnut Cowrie, Date Cowrie, Cypraea spadicea
Location: San Miguel Island, California, USA
 
Pacific torpedo ray in kelp forest, filming lights, Torpedo californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Rosa Island Add To Light Table Hedgehog hydroid cluster, Hydractinia milleri, San Miguel Island Add To Light Table Feather duster worm, Eudistylia polymorpha, San Miguel Island Add To Light Table
Pacific torpedo ray in kelp forest, filming lights.
Image ID: 01009  
Species: Pacific torpedo ray, Torpedo californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Hedgehog hydroid cluster.
Image ID: 01036  
Species: Hedgehog hydroid, Hydractinia milleri
Location: San Miguel Island, California, USA
 
Feather duster worm.
Image ID: 01054  
Species: Feather duster worm, Eudistylia polymorpha
Location: San Miguel Island, California, USA
 


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Categories Appearing Among These Images:
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater
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 Fur Seal
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Chromis (Pomacentridae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Indo-Pacific  >  California / Baja California
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Anemone
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Corallimorphs / False Coral
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Soft Coral  >  Gorgonian
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Echinoderm  >  Sea Urchin
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Hydrozoan
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Mantle
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Mouth
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Polyp
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Shell
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Tentacle
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Behavior  >  Aggregation
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Behavior  >  Reproduction / Mating
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Gastropods / Snail
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Gastropods / Snail  >  Cowrie
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Worms  >  Serpulid / Feather Duster
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  California Sea Lion
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Fur Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Research
Animal  >  Ray  >  Bat Ray
Animal  >  Ray  >  Electric and Torpedo Ray  >  Pacific Torpedo Ray
Gallery  >  Anemone
Gallery  >  Blue Whales
Gallery  >  California Sea Lion
Gallery  >  Cetacean
Gallery  >  Gorgonian
Gallery  >  Humpback Whales
Gallery  >  Island
Gallery  >  Kelp Forest
Gallery  >  New Work August 2011
Gallery  >  Northern Fur Seal
Gallery  >  Ocean And Motion
Gallery  >  Panorama
Gallery  >  Seals and Sea Lions
Gallery  >  Wildlife Portraits
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  San Miguel Island
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
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  Santa Rosa Island
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary  >  Anacapa Island
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary  >  San Miguel Island
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary  >  Santa Barbara Island
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary  >  Santa Cruz Island
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary  >  Santa Rosa Island
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Santa Barbara Island
Natural World  >  Habitat  >  Kelp Forest
Natural World  >  Habitat  >  Kelp Forest  >  Animal In Kelp
Plant  >  Marine Plant  >  Giant Kelp
Plant  >  Marine Plant  >  Giant Kelp  >  Frond / Stipe / Pneumatocyst / Detail
Subject  >  Effect  >  Motion / Blur
Subject  >  Effect  >  Silhouette
Subject  >  People  >  Underwater  >  SCUBA diver
Subject  >  Technique  >  Black and White
Subject  >  Technique  >  Panoramic Photo

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Anthopleura elegantissima
Balaenoptera musculus
Callorhinus ursinus
Chromis punctipinnis
Coccineis ceticola
Corynactis californica
Cypraea spadicea
Delonovolva aequalis
Delphinus delphis
Eudistylia polymorpha
Hydractinia milleri
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Megaptera novaeangliae
Myliobatis californica
Pachycerianthus fimbriatus
Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Torpedo californica
Urticina lofotensis
Zalophus californianus

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