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Pacific harbor seal swims in the protected waters of Childrens Pool in La Jolla, California.  This group of harbor seals, which has formed a breeding colony at a small but popular beach near San Diego, is at the center of considerable controversy.  While harbor seals are protected from harassment by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other legislation, local interests would like to see the seals leave so that people can resume using the beach, Phoca vitulina richardsi Add To Light Table Sunrise Clouds and Surf, Hospital Point, La Jolla Add To Light Table California Brown Pelican flying over a breaking wave, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla Add To Light Table
Pacific harbor seal swims in the protected waters of Childrens Pool in La Jolla, California. This group of harbor seals, which has formed a breeding colony at a small but popular beach near San Diego, is at the center of considerable controversy. While harbor seals are protected from harassment by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other legislation, local interests would like to see the seals leave so that people can resume using the beach.
Image ID: 03018  
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Sunrise Clouds and Surf, Hospital Point, La Jolla.
Image ID: 28830  
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
California Brown Pelican flying over a breaking wave.
Image ID: 30353  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Sunset over Flat Rock on Torrey Pines State Beach, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
Sunset over Flat Rock on Torrey Pines State Beach.
Image ID: 29105  
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 3831 x 12302
 
Broken Hill and view to La Jolla, panoramic photograph, from Torrey Pines State Reserve, sunrise, San Diego, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table
Broken Hill and view to La Jolla, panoramic photograph, from Torrey Pines State Reserve, sunrise.
Image ID: 30469  
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 6212 x 12960
 
California brown pelican preening, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla Add To Light Table California Sea Lion pup nursing on its mother, La Jolla, California, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table California brown pelican in flight. The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status. In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla Add To Light Table
California brown pelican preening.
Image ID: 27261  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
California Sea Lion pup nursing on its mother, La Jolla, California.
Image ID: 36581  
Species: California Sea Lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
California brown pelican in flight. The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status. In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage.
Image ID: 28968  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Brown pelican flying over waves and the surf, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table California Pelican flying on a wave, riding the updraft from the wave, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus Add To Light Table Brown pelican preening, cleaning its feathers after foraging on the ocean, with distinctive winter breeding plumage with distinctive dark brown nape, yellow head feathers and red gular throat pouch, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table
Brown pelican flying over waves and the surf.
Image ID: 30185  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
California Pelican flying on a wave, riding the updraft from the wave.
Image ID: 30313  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
 
Brown pelican preening, cleaning its feathers after foraging on the ocean, with distinctive winter breeding plumage with distinctive dark brown nape, yellow head feathers and red gular throat pouch.
Image ID: 22527  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
San Diego Bay and Skyline at sunset, viewed from Point Loma, panoramic photograph Add To Light Table
San Diego Bay and Skyline at sunset, viewed from Point Loma, panoramic photograph.
Image ID: 30211  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5081 x 21550
 
California brown pelican, showing characteristic winter plumage including red/olive throat, brown hindneck, yellow and white head colors, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table California brown pelican spreads its wings wide as it slows before landing on seacliffs, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla Add To Light Table Juvenile double-crested cormorants sparring with beaks, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table
California brown pelican, showing characteristic winter plumage including red/olive throat, brown hindneck, yellow and white head colors.
Image ID: 26462  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
California brown pelican spreads its wings wide as it slows before landing on seacliffs.
Image ID: 18228  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Juvenile double-crested cormorants sparring with beaks.
Image ID: 19932  
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
San Diego city skyline, showing the buildings of downtown San Diego rising above San Diego Harbor, viewed from Point Loma at sunset, with mountains of the Cleveland National Forest rising in the distance.  A panoramic photograph, composite of six separate images This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table
San Diego city skyline, showing the buildings of downtown San Diego rising above San Diego Harbor, viewed from Point Loma at sunset, with mountains of the Cleveland National Forest rising in the distance. A panoramic photograph, composite of six separate images.
Image ID: 22252  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 3144 x 16621
 
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 Flama de la Amistad, a statue by Leonardo Nierman.  Installed in the San Diego Convention Centerís outdoor amphitheater, Flame of Friendship is a polished, stainless-steel statue set against San Diego Bay weighing 3,700 pounds and standing 20 feet tall and eight feet wide This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table California brown pelican on Oceanside Pier, sitting on the pier railing, sunset, winter, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus 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: 21253  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Flama de la Amistad, a statue by Leonardo Nierman. Installed in the San Diego Convention Centerís outdoor amphitheater, Flame of Friendship is a polished, stainless-steel statue set against San Diego Bay weighing 3,700 pounds and standing 20 feet tall and eight feet wide.
Image ID: 26556  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
California brown pelican on Oceanside Pier, sitting on the pier railing, sunset, winter.
Image ID: 27607  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: Oceanside Pier, California, USA
 
San Diego Convention Center and its waterfront at Night Add To Light Table Torrey Pines cliffs at sunset, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Aerial photo of San Dieguito Lagoon and Dog Beach.  San Dieguito Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) is a marine protected area near Del Mar in San Diego County Add To Light Table
San Diego Convention Center and its waterfront at Night.
Image ID: 36646  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Torrey Pines cliffs at sunset.
Image ID: 29112  
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California, USA
 
Aerial photo of San Dieguito Lagoon and Dog Beach. San Dieguito Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) is a marine protected area near Del Mar in San Diego County.
Image ID: 30604  
Location: Del Mar, California, USA
 
Aerial Photo of Tijuana River Mouth SMCA.  Tijuana River Mouth State Marine Conservation Area borders Imperial Beach and the Mexican Border Add To Light Table California Sea Lion mother with her pup, mother has injury, open wound, La Jolla, California, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table California brown pelican in flight. The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status. In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla Add To Light Table
Aerial Photo of Tijuana River Mouth SMCA. Tijuana River Mouth State Marine Conservation Area borders Imperial Beach and the Mexican Border.
Image ID: 30649  
Location: Imperial Beach, California, USA
 
California Sea Lion mother with her pup, mother has injury, open wound, La Jolla, California.
Image ID: 36583  
Species: California Sea Lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
California brown pelican in flight. The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status. In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage.
Image ID: 29086  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
San Diego and Tijuana City Skyline, viewed from Mount Soledad Add To Light Table Full Moon Rising over 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 Add To Light Table California Brown Pelican head throw, stretching its throat to keep it flexible and healthy, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table
San Diego and Tijuana City Skyline, viewed from Mount Soledad.
Image ID: 36661  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 4868 x 8654
 
Full Moon Rising over 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.
Image ID: 29420  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
California Brown Pelican head throw, stretching its throat to keep it flexible and healthy.
Image ID: 30174  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
California Pelican flying on a wave, riding the updraft from the wave, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table California Pelican flying on a wave, riding the updraft from the wave, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus Add To Light Table
California Pelican flying on a wave, riding the updraft from the wave.
Image ID: 30262  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
 
California Pelican flying on a wave, riding the updraft from the wave.
Image ID: 30277  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
 


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