New Island Photos

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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
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27029  
Guadalupe Island at sunrise, panorama. Volcanic coastline south of Pilot Rock and Spanish Cove, near El Faro lighthouse, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Guadalupe Island at sunrise, panorama. Volcanic coastline south of Pilot Rock and Spanish Cove, near El Faro lighthouse.
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 28758  
Panorama dimensions: 4224 x 25926
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)
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.
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 28760  
Panorama dimensions: 4595 x 13560
North Coronado Island, Mexico, northern point looking south with Middle and South Islands in the distance, aerial photograph, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
North Coronado Island, Mexico, northern point looking south with Middle and South Islands in the distance, aerial photograph.
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 29052  
God Beams at Sunset, Guadalupe Island, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
God Beams at Sunset, Guadalupe Island.
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 28772  
Gray whales traveling south to Mexico during their winter migration.  The annual migration of the California gray whale is the longest known migration of any mammal, 10,000 to 12,000 miles from the Bering Sea to Baja California, Eschrichtius robustus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Gray whales traveling south to Mexico during their winter migration. The annual migration of the California gray whale is the longest known migration of any mammal, 10,000 to 12,000 miles from the Bering Sea to Baja California.
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 29048  
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23828  
Common dolphin at the edge of the ocean, Delphinus delphis, Santa Barbara, California
Common dolphin at the edge of the ocean.
Species: Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Image ID: 27017  
Common dolphin leaping from the ocean, Delphinus delphis, Santa Barbara, California
Common dolphin leaping from the ocean.
Species: Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Image ID: 27018  
Water falling from a blue whale fluke as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California
Water falling from a blue whale fluke as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27023  
Sunrise clouds and light, panorama, viewed from Guadalupe Island over the Pacific Ocean, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Sunrise clouds and light, panorama, viewed from Guadalupe Island over the Pacific Ocean.
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 28759  
Panorama dimensions: 4301 x 14369
Great white shark, research identification photograph.  A great white shark is countershaded, with a dark gray dorsal color and light gray to white underside, making it more difficult for the shark's prey to see it as approaches from above or below in the water column. The particular undulations of the countershading line along its side, where gray meets white, is unique to each shark and helps researchers to identify individual sharks in capture-recapture studies. Guadalupe Island is host to a relatively large population of great white sharks who, through a history of video and photographs showing their countershading lines, are the subject of an ongoing study of shark behaviour, migration and population size, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Great white shark, research identification photograph. A great white shark is countershaded, with a dark gray dorsal color and light gray to white underside, making it more difficult for the shark's prey to see it as approaches from above or below in the water column. The particular undulations of the countershading line along its side, where gray meets white, is unique to each shark and helps researchers to identify individual sharks in capture-recapture studies. Guadalupe Island is host to a relatively large population of great white sharks who, through a history of video and photographs showing their countershading lines, are the subject of an ongoing study of shark behaviour, migration and population size.
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 28768  
Magellanic penguins, coming ashore on a sandy beach.  Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years.  They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans, Spheniscus magellanicus, New Island
Magellanic penguins, coming ashore on a sandy beach. Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years. They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans.
Species: Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23924  
Gentoo penguins coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguins coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23833  
Rockhopper penguin portrait, showing the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults.  The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome, New Island
Rockhopper penguin portrait, showing the yellowish plume feathers that extend behind its red eye in adults. The western rockhopper penguin stands about 23" high and weights up to 7.5 lb, with a lifespan of 20-30 years.
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23722  
Kelp goose eating kelp, chick and adult male showing entirely white plumage.  The kelp goose is noted for eating only seaweed, primarily of the genus ulva.  It inhabits rocky coastline habitats where it forages for kelp, Chloephaga hybrida, Chloephaga hybrida malvinarum, New Island
Kelp goose eating kelp, chick and adult male showing entirely white plumage. The kelp goose is noted for eating only seaweed, primarily of the genus ulva. It inhabits rocky coastline habitats where it forages for kelp.
Species: Kelp goose, Chloephaga hybrida, Chloephaga hybrida malvinarum
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23752  
Patagonian crested duck, spreading its wings.  The crested dusk inhabits coastal regions where it forages for invertebrates and marine algae.  The male and female are similar in appearance, Lophonetta specularioides, New Island
Patagonian crested duck, spreading its wings. The crested dusk inhabits coastal regions where it forages for invertebrates and marine algae. The male and female are similar in appearance.
Species: Crested duck, Lophonetta specularioides
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23763  
Magellanic penguins, in grasslands at the opening of their underground burrow.  Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years.  They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans, Spheniscus magellanicus, New Island
Magellanic penguins, in grasslands at the opening of their underground burrow. Magellanic penguins can grow to 30" tall, 14 lbs and live over 25 years. They feed in the water, preying on cuttlefish, sardines, squid, krill, and other crustaceans.
Species: Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23776  
Imperial shag or blue-eyed shag, in tussock grass.  The Imperial Shag is about 30" long and 4-8 lbs, with males averaging larger than females.  It can dive as deep as 80' while foraging for small benthic fish, crustaceans, polychaetes, gastropods and octopuses, Leucocarbo atriceps, Phalacrocorax atriceps, New Island
Imperial shag or blue-eyed shag, in tussock grass. The Imperial Shag is about 30" long and 4-8 lbs, with males averaging larger than females. It can dive as deep as 80' while foraging for small benthic fish, crustaceans, polychaetes, gastropods and octopuses.
Species: Imperial shag, Leucocarbo atriceps, Phalacrocorax atriceps
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23761  
Upland goose, male, walking across grasslands. Males have a white head and breast, females are brown with black-striped wings and yellow feet. Upland geese are 24-29"  long and weigh about 7 lbs, Chloephaga picta, New Island
Upland goose, male, walking across grasslands. Males have a white head and breast, females are brown with black-striped wings and yellow feet. Upland geese are 24-29" long and weigh about 7 lbs.
Species: Upland goose, Chloephaga picta
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23769  
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23830  
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23832  
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguin coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23834  
Rockhopper penguins, on rocky coastline of New Island in the Falklands.  True to their name, rockhopper penguins scramble over the rocky intertidal zone and up steep hillsides to reach their nesting colonies which may be hundreds of feet above the ocean, often jumping up and over rocks larger than themselves.  Rockhopper penguins reach 23" and 7.5lb in size, and can live 20-30 years.  They feed primarily on feed on krill, squid, octopus, lantern fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Rockhopper penguins, on rocky coastline of New Island in the Falklands. True to their name, rockhopper penguins scramble over the rocky intertidal zone and up steep hillsides to reach their nesting colonies which may be hundreds of feet above the ocean, often jumping up and over rocks larger than themselves. Rockhopper penguins reach 23" and 7.5lb in size, and can live 20-30 years. They feed primarily on feed on krill, squid, octopus, lantern fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans.
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23744  
Gentoo penguins coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach.  Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size.  They feed on fish and crustaceans.  Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins, Pygoscelis papua, New Island
Gentoo penguins coming ashore, after foraging at sea, walking through ocean water as it wades onto a sand beach. Adult gentoo penguins grow to be 30" and 19lb in size. They feed on fish and crustaceans. Gentoo penguins reside in colonies well inland from the ocean, often formed of a circular collection of stones gathered by the penguins.
Species: Gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23831  
Rockhopper penguins, on rocky coastline of New Island in the Falklands.  True to their name, rockhopper penguins scramble over the rocky intertidal zone and up steep hillsides to reach their nesting colonies which may be hundreds of feet above the ocean, often jumping up and over rocks larger than themselves.  Rockhopper penguins reach 23" and 7.5lb in size, and can live 20-30 years.  They feed primarily on feed on krill, squid, octopus, lantern fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Rockhopper penguins, on rocky coastline of New Island in the Falklands. True to their name, rockhopper penguins scramble over the rocky intertidal zone and up steep hillsides to reach their nesting colonies which may be hundreds of feet above the ocean, often jumping up and over rocks larger than themselves. Rockhopper penguins reach 23" and 7.5lb in size, and can live 20-30 years. They feed primarily on feed on krill, squid, octopus, lantern fish, molluscs, plankton, cuttlefish, and crustaceans.
Species: Rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome, Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome
Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23742  
Blue whale fluke (tail) lifted high above the water as the whale dives in the Santa Barbara Channel, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California
Blue whale fluke (tail) lifted high above the water as the whale dives in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27020  
Scarring of this humpback whale's fluke allow researchers to identify this particular whale from season to season, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Scarring of this humpback whale's fluke allow researchers to identify this particular whale from season to season.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27027  
Perfect view of the ventral surface of a humpback whales fluke, as the whale raises its fluke just before diving underwater.  The white patches and scalloping along the trailing edge of the fluke make this whale identifiable when it is observed from year to year, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Perfect view of the ventral surface of a humpback whales fluke, as the whale raises its fluke just before diving underwater. The white patches and scalloping along the trailing edge of the fluke make this whale identifiable when it is observed from year to year.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27031  
Humpback whale blowhole, showing twin nares (nostrils) which have a few small parasites clinging to the whale's skin around the blowhole openings, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Humpback whale blowhole, showing twin nares (nostrils) which have a few small parasites clinging to the whale's skin around the blowhole openings.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27041  
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