Polar Photos

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Star trails and Arch Rock. Polaris, the North Star, is at the center of the circular arc star trails as they pass above this natural stone archway in Joshua Tree National Park, Alabama Hills Recreational Area
Star trails and Arch Rock. Polaris, the North Star, is at the center of the circular arc star trails as they pass above this natural stone archway in Joshua Tree National Park.
Location: Alabama Hills Recreational Area, California
Image ID: 27709  
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji, Pseudanthias, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
Image ID: 31374  
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji, Pseudanthias
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 31426  
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji, Pseudanthias
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 31427  
Star trails and Arch Rock.  Polaris, the North Star, is at the center of the circular arc star trails as they pass above this natural stone archway in Joshua Tree National Park
Star trails and Arch Rock. Polaris, the North Star, is at the center of the circular arc star trails as they pass above this natural stone archway in Joshua Tree National Park.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 26794  
Star trails, rotating around the North Star (Polaris), seen from Death Valley
Star trails, rotating around the North Star (Polaris), seen from Death Valley.
Location: Milky Way Galaxy, The Universe
Image ID: 25270  
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji, Pseudanthias, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
Image ID: 31511  
Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills, seen here at night with swirling star trails formed in the sky above due to a long time exposure. Polaris, the North Star, is visible at upper right, Alabama Hills Recreational Area
Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills, seen here at night with swirling star trails formed in the sky above due to a long time exposure. Polaris, the North Star, is visible at upper right.
Location: Alabama Hills Recreational Area, California
Image ID: 27677  
Black-browed albatross in flight, at sea.  The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic, Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross in flight, at sea. The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23962  
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji, Pseudanthias, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
Image ID: 31632  
Lyretail anthias fishes schooling over coral reef, females are orange, male are purple, polarized as they swim into ocean currents, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago
Lyretail anthias fishes schooling over coral reef, females are orange, male are purple, polarized as they swim into ocean currents, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
Image ID: 31752  
Lyretail anthias fishes schooling over coral reef, females are orange, male are purple, polarized as they swim into ocean currents, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago
Lyretail anthias fishes schooling over coral reef, females are orange, male are purple, polarized as they swim into ocean currents, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
Image ID: 31800  
Lyretail anthias fishes schooling over coral reef, females are orange, male are purple, polarized as they swim into ocean currents, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago
Lyretail anthias fishes schooling over coral reef, females are orange, male are purple, polarized as they swim into ocean currents, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
Image ID: 31801  
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 31841  
Lyretail anthias fishes schooling over coral reef, females are orange, male are purple, polarized as they swim into ocean currents, Fiji, Ellisella, Pseudanthias
Lyretail anthias fishes schooling over coral reef, females are orange, male are purple, polarized as they swim into ocean currents, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Branching whip coral, Ellisella, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 31843  
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji, Pseudanthias
Anthias fairy basslet fish school over a Fijian coral reef, polarized and swimming together again a strong current. Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 31844  
King penguin colony and the Bay of Isles on the northern coast of South Georgia Island.  Over 100,000 nesting pairs of king penguins reside here.  Dark patches in the colony are groups of juveniles with fluffy brown plumage.  The icebreaker M/V Polar Star lies at anchor, Aptenodytes patagonicus, Salisbury Plain
King penguin colony and the Bay of Isles on the northern coast of South Georgia Island. Over 100,000 nesting pairs of king penguins reside here. Dark patches in the colony are groups of juveniles with fluffy brown plumage. The icebreaker M/V Polar Star lies at anchor.
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24383  
Fortuna Bay, with icebreaker M/V Polar Star at anchor
Fortuna Bay, with icebreaker M/V Polar Star at anchor.
Location: Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24593  
Black-browed albatross, Steeple Jason Island.  The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic, Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross, Steeple Jason Island. The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 24151  
M/V Polar Star, an icebreaker expedition ship, lies at anchor in Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island.  Antarctic fur seals on the beach, and the rugged South Georgia Island mountains in the distance.  Sunset, dusk, Arctocephalus gazella
M/V Polar Star, an icebreaker expedition ship, lies at anchor in Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island. Antarctic fur seals on the beach, and the rugged South Georgia Island mountains in the distance. Sunset, dusk.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24318  
M/V Polar Star approaches Jenkins Glacier (left), Risting Glacier (center) and a third glacier (right) at the end of Drygalski Fjord
M/V Polar Star approaches Jenkins Glacier (left), Risting Glacier (center) and a third glacier (right) at the end of Drygalski Fjord.
Location: Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24688  
Pack ice, a combination of sea ice and pieces of icebergs, Weddell Sea
Pack ice, a combination of sea ice and pieces of icebergs, Weddell Sea.
Location: Weddell Sea, Southern Ocean
Image ID: 25025  
Pack ice and brash ice fills the Weddell Sea, near the Antarctic Peninsula.  This pack ice is a combination of broken pieces of icebergs, sea ice that has formed on the ocean
Pack ice and brash ice fills the Weddell Sea, near the Antarctic Peninsula. This pack ice is a combination of broken pieces of icebergs, sea ice that has formed on the ocean.
Location: Weddell Sea, Southern Ocean
Image ID: 24791  
Black-browed albatross in flight.  The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 3137" long with a 7994" wingspan and an average weight of 6.410 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic, Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross in flight. The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 3137" long with a 7994" wingspan and an average weight of 6.410 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23715  
Black-browed albatross in flight, at sea.  The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic, Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross in flight, at sea. The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23965  
Black-browed albatross flying over the ocean, as it travels and forages for food at sea.  The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic, Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross flying over the ocean, as it travels and forages for food at sea. The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23966  
Black-browed albatross in flight, at sea.  The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic, Thalassarche melanophrys
Black-browed albatross in flight, at sea. The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23978  
Two black-browed albatross flying over the ocean at night, travelling and foraging for food at sea.  The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic, Thalassarche melanophrys
Two black-browed albatross flying over the ocean at night, travelling and foraging for food at sea. The black-browed albatross is a medium-sized seabird at 31-37" long with a 79-94" wingspan and an average weight of 6.4-10 lb. They have a natural lifespan exceeding 70 years. They breed on remote oceanic islands and are circumpolar, ranging throughout the Southern Oceanic.
Species: Black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys
Location: Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Image ID: 23979  
Icebreaker M/V Polar Star anchored in the Bay of Isles,offshore of the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Icebreaker M/V Polar Star anchored in the Bay of Isles,offshore of the vast king penguin colony at Salisbury Plain.
Species: King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24397  
Drygalski Fjord, passengers on icebreak M/V Polar Star.  The water is packed with brash ice which has broken away from Risting Glacier at the end of the narrow fjord
Drygalski Fjord, passengers on icebreak M/V Polar Star. The water is packed with brash ice which has broken away from Risting Glacier at the end of the narrow fjord.
Location: Drygalski Fjord, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24684  
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