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Scalloped hammerhead shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands.  The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey, Sphyrna lewini, Wolf Island This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Hammerhead sharks swim in a school underwater at Wolf Island in the Galapagos archipelago.  The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey, Sphyrna lewini Add To Light Table Gray whales, two males both with extended penis during courtship socialization, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Add To Light Table
Scalloped hammerhead shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands. The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey.
Image ID: 16246  
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Hammerhead sharks swim in a school underwater at Wolf Island in the Galapagos archipelago. The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey.
Image ID: 16271  
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Gray whales, two males both with extended penis during courtship socialization, Laguna San Ignacio.
Image ID: 06431  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
 
Scalloped hammerhead shark swims underwater at Cocos Island.  The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey, Sphyrna lewini Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table Red gorgonian polyps.  The red gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps.  Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony.  The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Scalloped hammerhead shark swims underwater at Cocos Island. The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey.
Image ID: 03192  
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Cocos Island, Costa Rica
 
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.
Image ID: 27066  
Species: Lingulodinium polyedrum
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian polyps. The red gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by.
Image ID: 03480  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Stars over the Organ, Arches National Park, Courthouse Towers Add To Light Table California Golden gorgonian polyps.  The golden gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by, Muricea californica, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table A young loggerhead turtle.  This turtle was hatched and raised to an age of 60 days by a turtle rehabilitation and protection organization in Florida, then released into the wild near the Northern Bahamas, Caretta caretta Add To Light Table
Stars over the Organ, Arches National Park.
Image ID: 29272  
Location: Courthouse Towers, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
 
California Golden gorgonian polyps. The golden gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by.
Image ID: 03481  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A young loggerhead turtle. This turtle was hatched and raised to an age of 60 days by a turtle rehabilitation and protection organization in Florida, then released into the wild near the Northern Bahamas.
Image ID: 10886  
Species: Loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta
Location: Bahamas
 
A young loggerhead turtle.  This turtle was hatched and raised to an age of 60 days by a turtle rehabilitation and protection organization in Florida, then released into the wild near the Northern Bahamas, Caretta caretta Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table Stars over the Organ, Arches National Park, Courthouse Towers Add To Light Table
A young loggerhead turtle. This turtle was hatched and raised to an age of 60 days by a turtle rehabilitation and protection organization in Florida, then released into the wild near the Northern Bahamas.
Image ID: 10887  
Species: Loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta
Location: Bahamas
 
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.
Image ID: 27065  
Species: Lingulodinium polyedrum
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Stars over the Organ, Arches National Park.
Image ID: 29271  
Location: Courthouse Towers, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
 
Westerkerk Organ Pipes, Amsterdam Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table Mount Morgan and Rock Creek Lake with changing aspens, fall colors, autumn, Populus tremuloides, Rock Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains Add To Light Table
Westerkerk Organ Pipes, Amsterdam.
Image ID: 29442  
Location: Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands
 
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.
Image ID: 27067  
Species: Lingulodinium polyedrum
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Mount Morgan and Rock Creek Lake with changing aspens, fall colors, autumn.
Image ID: 23330  
Species: Aspen, Populus tremuloides
Location: Rock Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA
 
Mount Morgan and Rock Creek Lake with changing aspens, fall colors, autumn, Populus tremuloides, Rock Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains Add To Light Table The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego.  Located next to the main fountain in Balboa Park, the San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet Add To Light Table The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego.  Located next to the main fountain in Balboa Park, the San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet Add To Light Table
Mount Morgan and Rock Creek Lake with changing aspens, fall colors, autumn.
Image ID: 23353  
Species: Aspen, Populus tremuloides
Location: Rock Creek Canyon, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA
 
The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego. Located next to the main fountain in Balboa Park, the San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet.
Image ID: 11270  
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
 
The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego. Located next to the main fountain in Balboa Park, the San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet.
Image ID: 11271  
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
 
The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego.  Located next to the main fountain in Balboa Park, the San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet Add To Light Table Sturgeon poacher.  This fishes uses its barbels (the whisker-like organs under its chin) to sense food along the ocean bottom, Agonus acipenserinus Add To Light Table California sea cucumber.  Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs, Parastichopus californicus Add To Light Table
The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego. Located next to the main fountain in Balboa Park, the San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet.
Image ID: 11272  
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
 
Sturgeon poacher. This fishes uses its barbels (the whisker-like organs under its chin) to sense food along the ocean bottom.
Image ID: 13718  
Species: Sturgeon poacher, Agonus acipenserinus
 
California sea cucumber. Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs.
Image ID: 13732  
Species: California sea cucumber, Parastichopus californicus
 
California sea cucumber.  Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs, Parastichopus californicus Add To Light Table Port-and-starboard light fish.  The fish, also called pinecone fish, have two light organs that are housed in pits in their lower jaws.  The organs produce a greenish light that allows the fish to feed at night by luring small prey with their dim lights, Cleidopus gloriamaris Add To Light Table Electric eel.  Like other members of the South American knifefish family, the electric eel relies on electrolocation to navigate in find food in murky water.  However, its electric organs are more powerful than its relatives, allowing it to produce sufficiently high voltage pulses to stun predators and prey, Electrophorus electricus Add To Light Table
California sea cucumber. Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs.
Image ID: 13733  
Species: California sea cucumber, Parastichopus californicus
 
Port-and-starboard light fish. The fish, also called pinecone fish, have two light organs that are housed in pits in their lower jaws. The organs produce a greenish light that allows the fish to feed at night by luring small prey with their dim lights.
Image ID: 13973  
Species: Port-and-starboard light fish, Cleidopus gloriamaris
 
Electric eel. Like other members of the South American knifefish family, the electric eel relies on electrolocation to navigate in find food in murky water. However, its electric organs are more powerful than its relatives, allowing it to produce sufficiently high voltage pulses to stun predators and prey.
Image ID: 13989  
Species: Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus
 
The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego.  The San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet Add To Light Table The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego.  The San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet Add To Light Table The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego.  The San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet Add To Light Table
The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego. The San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet.
Image ID: 14585  
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
 
The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego. The San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet.
Image ID: 14586  
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
 
The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego. The San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet.
Image ID: 14587  
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
 
The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego.  The San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet Add To Light Table The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego.  The San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet Add To Light Table Columns and breezeway of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, San Diego.  The Spreckels Organ is the largest musical instrument in the world.  Built in 1915, it is played weekly during a free one-hour recital each Sunday Add To Light Table
The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego. The San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet.
Image ID: 14588  
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
 
The San Diego Museum of Natural History, Balboa Park, San Diego. The San Diego Natural History Museum is the place to find dinosaur bones and get a close up look at insects, birds and organic matter that make our outside world so interesting. Renovated in 2001, a new wing has doubled the museums original 65,000 square feet of floor space to about 150,000 square feet.
Image ID: 14589  
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
 
Columns and breezeway of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, San Diego. The Spreckels Organ is the largest musical instrument in the world. Built in 1915, it is played weekly during a free one-hour recital each Sunday.
Image ID: 14607  
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
 


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