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A neonate gray whale calf, born just hours before, still exhbiting embryonic folds in the skin along its side.  This baby gray whale was born in the cold waters of Big Sur, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place, Eschrichtius robustus, Monterey
A neonate gray whale calf, born just hours before, still exhbiting embryonic folds in the skin along its side. This baby gray whale was born in the cold waters of Big Sur, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place.
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Monterey, California
Image ID: 01135  
Roosevelt elk, adult bull male with large antlers.  This bull elk has recently shed the velvet that covers its antlers. While an antler is growing, it is covered with highly vascular skin called velvet, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing bone; once the antler has achieved its full size, the velvet is lost and the antler's bone dies. This dead bone structure is the mature antler, which is itself shed after each mating season. Roosevelt elk grow to 10' and 1300 lb, eating grasses, sedges and various berries, inhabiting the coastal rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, Cervus canadensis roosevelti, Redwood National Park, California
Roosevelt elk, adult bull male with large antlers. This bull elk has recently shed the velvet that covers its antlers. While an antler is growing, it is covered with highly vascular skin called velvet, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing bone; once the antler has achieved its full size, the velvet is lost and the antler's bone dies. This dead bone structure is the mature antler, which is itself shed after each mating season. Roosevelt elk grow to 10' and 1300 lb, eating grasses, sedges and various berries, inhabiting the coastal rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.
Species: Roosevelt elk, Cervus canadensis roosevelti
Location: Redwood National Park, California
Image ID: 25890  
Roosevelt elk, adult bull male with large antlers.  This bull elk has recently shed the velvet that covers its antlers. While an antler is growing, it is covered with highly vascular skin called velvet, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing bone; once the antler has achieved its full size, the velvet is lost and the antler's bone dies. This dead bone structure is the mature antler, which is itself shed after each mating season. Roosevelt elk grow to 10' and 1300 lb, eating grasses, sedges and various berries, inhabiting the coastal rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, Cervus canadensis roosevelti, Redwood National Park, California
Roosevelt elk, adult bull male with large antlers. This bull elk has recently shed the velvet that covers its antlers. While an antler is growing, it is covered with highly vascular skin called velvet, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing bone; once the antler has achieved its full size, the velvet is lost and the antler's bone dies. This dead bone structure is the mature antler, which is itself shed after each mating season. Roosevelt elk grow to 10' and 1300 lb, eating grasses, sedges and various berries, inhabiting the coastal rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.
Species: Roosevelt elk, Cervus canadensis roosevelti
Location: Redwood National Park, California
Image ID: 25878  
Starfish detail, sea star skin details, Vancouver Island, Canada
Starfish detail, sea star skin details, Vancouver Island, Canada.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Image ID: 35313  
Starfish detail, sea star skin details, Vancouver Island, Canada
Starfish detail, sea star skin details, Vancouver Island, Canada.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Image ID: 35314  
Starfish detail, sea star skin details, Vancouver Island, Canada
Starfish detail, sea star skin details, Vancouver Island, Canada.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Image ID: 35373  
Three California brown pelicans mock jousting, displaying vividly-colored throat skin and mating plumage, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla
Three California brown pelicans mock jousting, displaying vividly-colored throat skin and mating plumage.
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36725  
Rissos dolphin.  Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are usually almost entirely white, Grampus griseus, San Diego, California
Rissos dolphin. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are usually almost entirely white.
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 12792  
Rissos dolphin.  Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are usually almost entirely white, Grampus griseus, San Diego, California
Rissos dolphin. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are usually almost entirely white.
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 12799  
Rissos dolphin surfacing with eye showing. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  San Diego, Grampus griseus
Rissos dolphin surfacing with eye showing. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego.
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 02314  
Rissos dolphin, breaching. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego, Grampus griseus
Rissos dolphin, breaching. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego.
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 00983  
Gray whale, neonate calf with embryonic folds visible, Eschrichtius robustus, Monterey, California
Gray whale, neonate calf with embryonic folds visible.
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Monterey, California
Image ID: 01129  
Blue whale, mottled skin, vertebrae, inflated throat, swimming at surface in the open ocean between foraging dives, aerial view, Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale, mottled skin, vertebrae, inflated throat, swimming at surface in the open ocean between foraging dives, aerial view.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Image ID: 02195  
Ocean sunfish, basking at surface, viewed from underwater, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California
Ocean sunfish, basking at surface, viewed from underwater, open ocean.
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 03311  
Ocean sunfish, sunning/basking at surface, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California
Ocean sunfish, sunning/basking at surface, open ocean.
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 03498  
Ocean sunfish, sunning/basking at surface, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California
Ocean sunfish, sunning/basking at surface, open ocean.
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 03499  
Ocean sunfish basking flat on the ocean surface, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California
Ocean sunfish basking flat on the ocean surface, open ocean.
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 06268  
A Rissos dolphin leaps from the ocean in a full breach. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species.  White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  Offshore near San Diego, Grampus griseus
A Rissos dolphin leaps from the ocean in a full breach. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. Offshore near San Diego.
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 07597  
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving.  Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving. Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 07573  
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving.  Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving. Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 07577  
Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by.
Species: Teddy-bear cholla, Opuntia bigelovii
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 26773  
Blue whale rounding out at surface, before diving for food, showing characteristic blue/gray mottled skin pattern, Balaenoptera musculus, Dana Point, California
Blue whale rounding out at surface, before diving for food, showing characteristic blue/gray mottled skin pattern.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Dana Point, California
Image ID: 27346  
Starfish detail, sea star skin details, Vancouver Island, Canada
Starfish detail, sea star skin details, Vancouver Island, Canada.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Image ID: 35443  
Starfish detail, sea star skin details, Vancouver Island, Canada
Starfish detail, sea star skin details, Vancouver Island, Canada.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Image ID: 35444  
Two California brown pelicans mock jousting, displaying vividly-colored throat skin and mating plumage, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla
Two California brown pelicans mock jousting, displaying vividly-colored throat skin and mating plumage.
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36720  
Harbor Seal basking on reef, La Jolla Children's Pool
Harbor Seal basking on reef, La Jolla Children's Pool.
Image ID: 36912  
Two California brown pelicans mock jousting, displaying vividly-colored throat skin and mating plumage, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla
Two California brown pelicans mock jousting, displaying vividly-colored throat skin and mating plumage.
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36703  
Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by.
Species: Teddy-bear cholla, Opuntia bigelovii
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 26742  
Large male elk (bull) in snow covered meadow near Madison River.  Only male elk have antlers, which start growing in the spring and are shed each winter. The largest antlers may be 4 feet long and weigh up to 40 pounds. Antlers are made of bone which can grow up to one inch per day. While growing, the antlers are covered with and protected by a soft layer of highly vascularised skin known as velvet. The velvet is shed in the summer when the antlers have fully developed. Bull elk may have six or more tines on each antler, however the number of tines has little to do with the age or maturity of a particular animal, Cervus canadensis, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Large male elk (bull) in snow covered meadow near Madison River. Only male elk have antlers, which start growing in the spring and are shed each winter. The largest antlers may be 4 feet long and weigh up to 40 pounds. Antlers are made of bone which can grow up to one inch per day. While growing, the antlers are covered with and protected by a soft layer of highly vascularised skin known as velvet. The velvet is shed in the summer when the antlers have fully developed. Bull elk may have six or more tines on each antler, however the number of tines has little to do with the age or maturity of a particular animal.
Species: Elk, Cervus canadensis
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 19692  
Gray whale dorsal aspect showing blowhole and characteristic skin mottling and ectoparasitic barnacles and whale lice (amphipod crustaceans), Eschrichtius robustus, San Diego, California
Gray whale dorsal aspect showing blowhole and characteristic skin mottling and ectoparasitic barnacles and whale lice (amphipod crustaceans).
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 30456  
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