Kelp Forest photos


1 -2- 3         Natural History Photography Home        Blog        Image Search   Captions View

Categories  >  Natural World  >  Habitat  >  Kelp Forest   >   

A view of an underwater forest of giant kelp.  Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy.  Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest.  Lush forests of kelp are found through California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp beds adorn the coastline of San Clemente Island, aerial photograph, Macrocystis pyrifera Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Jack mackerel schooling amid kelp forest, Trachurus symmetricus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp plants with fronds extended in current, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp fronds, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp plants growing toward surface and spreading to form a canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp fronds and forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp fronds, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp forest canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp detail, San Diego, Macrocystis pyrifera Kelp detail showing pneumatocysts (air bladders) attached to stipe, San Diego, Macrocystis pyrifera Kelp spread over ocean surface to form a canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp frond in motion, time exposure, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Kelp detail showing pneumatocysts (air bladders), Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp stipe and blades, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Drift kelp, open ocean, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Diego, California Kelp bed. Giant macrocystis kelp is anchored on the ocean floor and grows to reach the ocean surface, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp bed, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Divers and kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp detail showing pneumatocysts (air bladders), Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Diver amid kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts (air bladders), Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts (air bladders), Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts (air bladders), Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island California bat ray swimming amidst giant kelp forest, Myliobatis californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Diver amidst kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp fronds, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp fronds reach the surface and spread out to form a canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Garibaldi swimming over surfgrass in kelp forest, Hypsypops rubicundus, Phyllospadix, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Diver amidst kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp fronds, showing pneumatocysts (gas bladders), Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp fronds backlit by the sun, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island   more ...

Page:   ‹‹‹ Previous   1 -2- 3   Next ›››   New Search    Compact View

Updated: June 20, 2021