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Guadalupe fur seals, floating upside down underwater over a rocky reef covered with golden kelp at Guadalupe Island, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Guadalupe fur seal, floating upside down under the ocean's surface at Guadalupe Island, watching the photographer and looking for passing predators, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) A great white shark opens it mouth just before it attacks its prey with a crippling, powerful bite.  After the prey has been disabled, the shark will often wait for it to weaken from blood loss before resuming the attack.  If the shark looses a tooth in the course of the bite, a replacement just behind it will move forward to take its place, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Mexico's Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and use it as a staging area before journeying farther into the Pacific ocean, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) A great white shark swims underwater through the ocean at Guadalupe Island, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) California sea lion and diver consider each other, underwater in the clear ocean water of Guadalupe Island, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) A northern elephant seal hovers underwater over a rocky bottom  along the coastline of Guadalupe Island, Mirounga angustirostris, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Guadalupe fur seal pup sits on brown rocks along the coastline of Guadalupe Island, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Guadalupe Island at sunrise, panorama. Volcanic coastline south of Pilot Rock and Spanish Cove, near El Faro lighthouse, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Punta Norte, the northern point of Guadalupe Island, viewed from the north.  Punta Desfiladero (Blunt Point) and Roca Elefante are just visible at far right, and Roca Piloto (Pilot Rock) is see to the left of the island against the distant sweep of the cliffs that comprise the northeastern bight of the island, actually the rim of an enormous caldera, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) A great white shark swims just below the rippled ocean surface of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Baja California, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) A great white shark underwater.  A large great white shark cruises the clear oceanic waters of Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Carcharodon carcharias Guadalupe Island, dark and gloomy clouds, northern approach, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Sunrise on morros near south end of Guadalupe Island, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) God Beams at Sunset, Guadalupe Island, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Sunrise over the Pacific Ocean, cloudless, viewed from Guadalupe Island, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) A great white shark swims just below the rippled ocean surface of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Baja California, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Dorsal fin of a great white shark breaks the surface as the shark swims just below, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Diver silhouette, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Cortez chubb, Kyphosus elegans, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Waves crashing on Isla Afuera east cliffs, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) California sea lion mother and pup, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Guadalupe fur seal, adult male in territorial posture, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Isla Afuera, Guadalupe Island, daybreak, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Boat Horizon below eastern cliffs of Isla Afuera, sunrise, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Isla Adentro (right) and Church Rock (partially obscured), sunrise, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Chris Thompson and yellowfin tuna speared at Guadalupe Island, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Clouds held back by island crest, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) East face and shoreline of southernmost morro, daybreak, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Purple jellyfish, open ocean, Pelagia noctiluca, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Volcanic cones, landscape, south end of Isla Guadalupe, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Isla Adentro, daybreak, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Swallowtail damselfish, Azurina hirundo, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Guadalupe cardinalfish, Apogon guadalupensis, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Diver and sheephead amidst giant palm kelp. Southern sea palm, Eisenia arborea, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Isla Afuera and skiff, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Old church, prison and fishing shack, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Bodianus diplotaenia, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) A group of juvenile and female Guadalupe fur seals rest and socialize over a shallow, kelp-covered reef.  During the summer mating season, a single adjult male will form a harem of females and continually patrol the underwater boundary of his territory, keeping the females near and intimidating other males from approaching, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Sunrise clouds and light, panorama, viewed from Guadalupe Island over the Pacific Ocean, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Pilot Rock and Guadalupe Island, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Shark cages in water, astern of M/V Horizon.  Large, strong aluminum cages protect divers while they are in the water viewing sharks, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) North Pacific Yellowtail, Seriola lalandi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Guadalupe Island at sunrise, panorama.  Volcanic coastline south of Pilot Rock and Spanish Cove, near El Faro lighthouse, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Viewing northern elephant seals along the beach, from the vessel Horizon, at Guadalupe Island, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)   more ...

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Updated: August 4, 2020