Nose Photos

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Blue ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita, leafnose moray eel, Fiji, Rhinomuraena quaesita, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Blue ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita, leafnose moray eel, Fiji.
Species: Blue ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34732  
Bignose Unicornfish, Naso vlamingii, being cleaned by a small wrasse, Fiji, Naso vlamingii, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Bignose Unicornfish, Naso vlamingii, being cleaned by a small wrasse, Fiji.
Species: Bignose unicornfish, Naso vlamingii
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34735  
Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach.  He shows considerable scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach. He shows considerable scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15458  
Pacific bottlenose dolphin swimming offshore of Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Tursiops truncatus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Pacific bottlenose dolphin swimming offshore of Guadalupe Island, Mexico.
Species: Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 00968  
Humpnose Bigeye Bream, Monotaxis grandoculis, Fiji, Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago
Humpnose Bigeye Bream, Monotaxis grandoculis, Fiji.
Location: Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
Image ID: 31348  
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35149  
Longnose hawkfish on black coral, underwater, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Antipatharia, Oxycirrhites typus
Longnose hawkfish on black coral, underwater, Sea of Cortez, Baja California.
Species: Black coral, Longnose hawkfish, Antipatharia, Oxycirrhites typus
Location: Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 33616  
Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Maui
Pacific bottlenose dolphin.
Species: Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 04564  
Sea otters mating.  The male holds the female's head or nose with his jaws during copulation. Visible scars are often present on females from this behavior.  Sea otters have a polygynous mating system. Many males actively defend territories and will mate with females that inhabit their territory or seek out females in estrus if no territory is established. Males and females typically bond for the duration of estrus, or about 3 days, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California
Sea otters mating. The male holds the female's head or nose with his jaws during copulation. Visible scars are often present on females from this behavior. Sea otters have a polygynous mating system. Many males actively defend territories and will mate with females that inhabit their territory or seek out females in estrus if no territory is established. Males and females typically bond for the duration of estrus, or about 3 days.
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California
Image ID: 21606  
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35147  
Bottlenose dolphins swim through red tide, hunt a school of fish, lit by glowing bioluminescence caused by microscopic Lingulodinium polyedrum dinoflagellate organisms which glow blue when agitated at night, Lingulodinium polyedrum, La Jolla, California
Bottlenose dolphins swim through red tide, hunt a school of fish, lit by glowing bioluminescence caused by microscopic Lingulodinium polyedrum dinoflagellate organisms which glow blue when agitated at night.
Species: Lingulodinium polyedrum
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 27066  
Longnose Hawkfish on Black Coral, Oxycirrhites typus, Antipatharia, Oxycirrhites typus, Isla San Diego, Baja California, Mexico
Longnose Hawkfish on Black Coral, Oxycirrhites typus.
Species: Black coral, Longnose hawkfish, Antipatharia, Oxycirrhites typus
Location: Isla San Diego, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 33570  
Blue ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita, leafnose moray eel, Fiji, Rhinomuraena quaesita, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Blue ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita, leafnose moray eel, Fiji.
Species: Blue ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34785  
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35152  
Steller sea lions underwater, showing whiskers and nose, Norris Rocks, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada, Eumetopias jubatus
Steller sea lions underwater, showing whiskers and nose, Norris Rocks, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Species: Steller sea lion, Eumetopias jubatus
Location: Hornby Island, British Columbia
Image ID: 36108  
Steller sea lions underwater, showing whiskers and nose, Norris Rocks, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada, Eumetopias jubatus
Steller sea lions underwater, showing whiskers and nose, Norris Rocks, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Species: Steller sea lion, Eumetopias jubatus
Location: Hornby Island, British Columbia
Image ID: 36109  
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males.  Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males. Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15387  
This bull elephant seal, an old adult male, shows extreme scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
This bull elephant seal, an old adult male, shows extreme scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15388  
Pacific bottlenose dolphin, California sea lions, Tursiops truncatus, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Pacific bottlenose dolphin, California sea lions.
Species: Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Zalophus californianus
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 01156  
A bull elephant seal (adult male) surveys the beach.  The huge proboscis is characteristic of the species. Scarring from combat with other males.  Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
A bull elephant seal (adult male) surveys the beach. The huge proboscis is characteristic of the species. Scarring from combat with other males. Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15460  
Longnose hawkfish on black coral, underwater, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Antipatharia, Oxycirrhites typus
Longnose hawkfish on black coral, underwater, Sea of Cortez, Baja California.
Species: Black coral, Longnose hawkfish, Antipatharia, Oxycirrhites typus
Location: Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 33615  
Bottlenose dolphin, breaching the surface of the ocean, offshore of San Diego, Tursiops truncatus
Bottlenose dolphin, breaching the surface of the ocean, offshore of San Diego.
Species: Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 26805  
Bottlenose dolphin, bubbles forming in its exhalation just below the surface of the ocean, offshore of San Diego, Tursiops truncatus
Bottlenose dolphin, bubbles forming in its exhalation just below the surface of the ocean, offshore of San Diego.
Species: Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 26806  
Bottlenose dolphins swim through red tide, hunt a school of fish, lit by glowing bioluminescence caused by microscopic Lingulodinium polyedrum dinoflagellate organisms which glow blue when agitated at night, Lingulodinium polyedrum, La Jolla, California
Bottlenose dolphins swim through red tide, hunt a school of fish, lit by glowing bioluminescence caused by microscopic Lingulodinium polyedrum dinoflagellate organisms which glow blue when agitated at night.
Species: Lingulodinium polyedrum
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 27065  
Bignose Unicornfish, Naso vlamingii, being cleaned by a small wrasse, Fiji, Naso vlamingii, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Bignose Unicornfish, Naso vlamingii, being cleaned by a small wrasse, Fiji.
Species: Bignose unicornfish, Naso vlamingii
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34998  
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35143  
Steller sea lions underwater, showing whiskers and nose, Norris Rocks, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada, Eumetopias jubatus
Steller sea lions underwater, showing whiskers and nose, Norris Rocks, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Species: Steller sea lion, Eumetopias jubatus
Location: Hornby Island, British Columbia
Image ID: 36085  
Humpnose Bigeye Bream, Monotaxis grandoculis, Fiji, Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago
Humpnose Bigeye Bream, Monotaxis grandoculis, Fiji.
Location: Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
Image ID: 31799  
Barberfish, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Isla San Diego
Barberfish, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Location: Isla San Diego, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 33530  
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