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Blue whale underwater closeup photo.  This picture of a blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view.  Since this blue whale was approximately 80-90' long and just a few feet from the camera, an extremely wide lens was used to photograph the entire enormous whale, Balaenoptera musculus This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Two blue whales, a mother and her calf, swim through the open ocean in this aerial photograph.  The calf is blowing (spouting, exhaling) with a powerful column of spray.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table A great white shark opens it mouth just before it attacks its prey with a crippling, powerful bite.  After the prey has been disabled, the shark will often wait for it to weaken from blood loss before resuming the attack.  If the shark looses a tooth in the course of the bite, a replacement just behind it will move forward to take its place, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Add To Light Table
Blue whale underwater closeup photo. This picture of a blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view. Since this blue whale was approximately 80-90' long and just a few feet from the camera, an extremely wide lens was used to photograph the entire enormous whale.
Image ID: 27299  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California, USA
 
Two blue whales, a mother and her calf, swim through the open ocean in this aerial photograph. The calf is blowing (spouting, exhaling) with a powerful column of spray. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 02304  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A great white shark opens it mouth just before it attacks its prey with a crippling, powerful bite. After the prey has been disabled, the shark will often wait for it to weaken from blood loss before resuming the attack. If the shark looses a tooth in the course of the bite, a replacement just behind it will move forward to take its place.
Image ID: 19452  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
A whale shark swims through the open ocean in the Galapagos Islands.  The whale shark is the largest shark on Earth, but is harmless eating plankton and small fish, Rhincodon typus, Darwin Island Add To Light Table Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California, Mola mola Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
A whale shark swims through the open ocean in the Galapagos Islands. The whale shark is the largest shark on Earth, but is harmless eating plankton and small fish.
Image ID: 01520  
Species: Whale shark, Rhincodon typus
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California.
Image ID: 03267  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
 
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.
Image ID: 27300  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California, USA
 
Blue shark underneath drift kelp, open ocean, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California Add To Light Table A blue shark swims through the open ocean in search of prey, backlit by the sunset, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Blue whales, adult and juvenile (likely mother and calf), swimming together side by side underwater in the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
Blue shark underneath drift kelp, open ocean.
Image ID: 01006  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A blue shark swims through the open ocean in search of prey, backlit by the sunset.
Image ID: 02286  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whales, adult and juvenile (likely mother and calf), swimming together side by side underwater in the open ocean.
Image ID: 34568  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible.  The humbpack's throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water.  The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill, Megaptera novaeangliae, Gerlache Strait Add To Light Table
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 34567  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 03027  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible. The humbpack's throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water. The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill.
Image ID: 25648  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
 
Blue whale, swimming through the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this aerial photograph.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table 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 This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table
Blue whale, swimming through the open ocean.
Image ID: 21248  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this aerial photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 02169  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
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.
Image ID: 27337  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Dana Point, California, USA
 
Blue shark searching drift kelp for food, open ocean, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Ocean sunfish schooling, open ocean near San Diego, Mola mola Add To Light Table
Blue shark searching drift kelp for food, open ocean.
Image ID: 02288  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean.
Image ID: 03325  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish schooling, open ocean near San Diego.
Image ID: 03562  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish schooling near drift kelp, soliciting cleaner fishes, open ocean, Baja California, Mola mola Add To Light Table Aggregating anemone opens its arms to passing ocean currents in an attempt to snag passing bits of food or unwary prey, Anthopleura elegantissima, Laguna Beach, California Add To Light Table Blue shark and yellowtail in the open ocean, Seriola lalandi, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
Ocean sunfish schooling near drift kelp, soliciting cleaner fishes, open ocean, Baja California.
Image ID: 06304  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
 
Aggregating anemone opens its arms to passing ocean currents in an attempt to snag passing bits of food or unwary prey.
Image ID: 00314  
Species: Aggregating anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima
Location: Laguna Beach, California, USA
 
Blue shark and yellowtail in the open ocean.
Image ID: 01000  
Species: North Pacific Yellowtail, Seriola lalandi, Prionace glauca
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue shark and offshore drift kelp paddy, open ocean, Prionace glauca, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Blue shark and offshore drift kelp paddy, open ocean, Prionace glauca, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Wandering albatross in flight, over the open sea.  The wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any living bird, with the wingspan between, up to 12' from wingtip to wingtip.  It can soar on the open ocean for hours at a time, riding the updrafts from individual swells, with a glide ratio of 22 units of distance for every unit of drop.  The wandering albatross can live up to 23 years.  They hunt at night on the open ocean for cephalopods, small fish, and crustaceans. The survival of the species is at risk due to mortality from long-line fishing gear, Diomedea exulans Add To Light Table
Blue shark and offshore drift kelp paddy, open ocean.
Image ID: 01078  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue shark and offshore drift kelp paddy, open ocean.
Image ID: 01081  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Wandering albatross in flight, over the open sea. The wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any living bird, with the wingspan between, up to 12' from wingtip to wingtip. It can soar on the open ocean for hours at a time, riding the updrafts from individual swells, with a glide ratio of 22 units of distance for every unit of drop. The wandering albatross can live up to 23 years. They hunt at night on the open ocean for cephalopods, small fish, and crustaceans. The survival of the species is at risk due to mortality from long-line fishing gear.
Image ID: 24071  
Species: Wandering albatross, Diomedea exulans
Location: Southern Ocean
 
Blue whale underwater closeup photo.  This incredible picture of a blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Blue whale underwater closeup photo.  This incredible picture of a blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view, Balaenoptera musculus This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Blue shark showing ampullae of Lorenzini, eye and small portion of nictitating membrane, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
Blue whale underwater closeup photo. This incredible picture of a blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view.
Image ID: 27324  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California, USA
 
Blue whale underwater closeup photo. This incredible picture of a blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, shows it swimming through the open ocean, a rare underwater view.
Image ID: 27331  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: California, USA
 
Blue shark showing ampullae of Lorenzini, eye and small portion of nictitating membrane.
Image ID: 01076  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Aerial view of the lagoon inside Clipperton Island.  The lagoon within the atoll was formerly open to the ocean but has been closed and stagnant for many decades. Some experts believe erosion will open the lagoon up to the ocean again soon. Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France) Add To Light Table
Aerial view of the lagoon inside Clipperton Island. The lagoon within the atoll was formerly open to the ocean but has been closed and stagnant for many decades. Some experts believe erosion will open the lagoon up to the ocean again soon. Clipperton Island, a minor territory of France also known as Ile de la Passion, is a spectacular coral atoll in the eastern Pacific. By permit HC / 1485 / CAB (France).
Image ID: 32864  
Location: Clipperton Island, France
Pano dimensions: 4298 x 9430
 
Blue whale fluke, powerful tail that propels the huge whale through the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Blue shark, open ocean, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
Blue whale fluke, powerful tail that propels the huge whale through the open ocean.
Image ID: 01910  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Blue shark, open ocean.
Image ID: 02290  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 


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Anthopleura elegantissima
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