New Work November 2011 photos

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Blue whale underwater photo showing entire whale head (rostrum) to tail (fluke).  This picture of a blue whale shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view.  Specialized underwater camera gear, including an extremely wide lens, was used to capture the entire enormous whale in a single photograph, Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale underwater photo showing entire whale head (rostrum) to tail (fluke). This picture of a blue whale shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view. Specialized underwater camera gear, including an extremely wide lens, was used to capture the entire enormous whale in a single photograph.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California
Image ID: 27300  
California sea lion underwater playing with sea star, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez
California sea lion underwater playing with sea star.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27428  
Blue whales feeding on krill underwater closeup photo.  A picture of a blue whale with its throat pleats inflated with a mouthful of krill. A calf swims behind and below the adult. Over 80' long and just a few feet from the camera, an extremely wide lens was used to photograph the entire enormous whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whales feeding on krill underwater closeup photo. A picture of a blue whale with its throat pleats inflated with a mouthful of krill. A calf swims behind and below the adult. Over 80' long and just a few feet from the camera, an extremely wide lens was used to photograph the entire enormous whale.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California
Image ID: 27314  
California sea lion underwater, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez
California sea lion underwater.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27418  
Earth shadow over Los Islotes Island, famous for its friendly colony of California sea lions, Espiritu Santo Biosphere Reserve, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Earth shadow over Los Islotes Island, famous for its friendly colony of California sea lions, Espiritu Santo Biosphere Reserve, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27364  
Panorama dimensions: 5269 x 12646
Blue whale and San Onofre Nuclear Power generating station, raising fluke prior to diving for food, fluking up, lifting its tail as it swims in the open ocean foraging for food, Balaenoptera musculus, Dana Point, California
Blue whale and San Onofre Nuclear Power generating station, raising fluke prior to diving for food, fluking up, lifting its tail as it swims in the open ocean foraging for food.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Dana Point, California
Image ID: 27337  
Sunset and incoming surf, gorgeous colors in the sky and on the ocean at dusk, the incoming waves are blurred in this long exposure, Carlsbad, California
Sunset and incoming surf, gorgeous colors in the sky and on the ocean at dusk, the incoming waves are blurred in this long exposure.
Location: Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 27156  
California sea lion underwater, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez
California sea lion underwater.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27423  
King angelfish in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Holacanthus passer
King angelfish in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
Species: King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27470  
Sunset and incoming surf, gorgeous colors in the sky and on the ocean at dusk, the incoming waves are blurred in this long exposure, Carlsbad, California
Sunset and incoming surf, gorgeous colors in the sky and on the ocean at dusk, the incoming waves are blurred in this long exposure.
Location: Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 27159  
Panamic Green Moray Eel, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Gymnothorax castaneus
Panamic Green Moray Eel, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Species: Panamic green moray eel, Gymnothorax castaneus
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27466  
San Diego harbor and skyline, viewed at sunset
San Diego harbor and skyline, viewed at sunset.
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 27146  
California sea lion injured by fishing line, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez
California sea lion injured by fishing line.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27419  
Large group of bachelor adult male California sea lions, underwater view, at Isla Las Animas near La Paz, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Zalophus californianus
Large group of bachelor adult male California sea lions, underwater view, at Isla Las Animas near La Paz, Sea of Cortez, Baja California.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27460  
Blue whale feeding on krill underwater closeup photo.  A picture of a blue whale with its throat pleats inflated with a mouthful of krill, Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale feeding on krill underwater closeup photo. A picture of a blue whale with its throat pleats inflated with a mouthful of krill.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California
Image ID: 27309  
Blue whale, raising fluke prior to diving for food, fluking up, lifting tail as it swims in the open ocean foraging for food, Balaenoptera musculus, Dana Point, California
Blue whale, raising fluke prior to diving for food, fluking up, lifting tail as it swims in the open ocean foraging for food.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Dana Point, California
Image ID: 27352  
San Diego harbor and skyline, viewed at sunset
San Diego harbor and skyline, viewed at sunset.
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 27151  
San Diego downtown city skyline and waterfront, sunrise, dawn, viewed from Coronado Island
San Diego downtown city skyline and waterfront, sunrise, dawn, viewed from Coronado Island.
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 27090  
Hotel del Coronado, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts. It sits on the beach on Coronado Island, seen here with downtown San Diego in the distance. It is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977
Hotel del Coronado, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts. It sits on the beach on Coronado Island, seen here with downtown San Diego in the distance. It is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 27106  
California sea lion underwater, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez
California sea lion underwater.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27421  
California sea lion underwater, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez
California sea lion underwater.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27422  
Finescale triggerfish underwater, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Balistes polylepis
Finescale triggerfish underwater, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Species: Finescale triggerfish, Balistes polylepis
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27478  
Reef with gorgonians and marine invertebrates, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Reef with gorgonians and marine invertebrates, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27510  
Panamic crown of thorns sea star, Acanthaster ellisii, Sea of Cortez
Panamic crown of thorns sea star.
Species: Panamic crown of thorns sea star, Acanthaster ellisii
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27527  
Lesser electric ray, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Narcine entemedor
Lesser electric ray, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Species: Lesser electric ray, Narcine entemedor
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27539  
Beautiful underwater sunburst, glittering light through the ocean surface, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Beautiful underwater sunburst, glittering light through the ocean surface, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27562  
Panamic sargeant major fishes and sunburst, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Abudefduf troschelii
Panamic sargeant major fishes and sunburst, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Species: Panamic sargeant major, Abudefduf troschelii
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27563  
Yellow-tailed surgeonfish schooling, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Prionurus laticlavius
Yellow-tailed surgeonfish schooling, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Species: Yellow-tailed surgeonfish, Prionurus laticlavius
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27564  
Hotel del Coronado, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts. It sits on the beach on Coronado Island, seen here with downtown San Diego in the distance. It is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977
Hotel del Coronado, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts. It sits on the beach on Coronado Island, seen here with downtown San Diego in the distance. It is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 27104  
Panorama dimensions: 5288 x 12696
San Diego downtown city skyline and waterfront, sunset reflections and San Diego Bay. Earth-shadow (Belt of Venus) visible in the atmosphere
San Diego downtown city skyline and waterfront, sunset reflections and San Diego Bay. Earth-shadow (Belt of Venus) visible in the atmosphere.
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 27103  
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