Surf Photos

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Breaking wave, fast motion and blur, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Breaking wave, fast motion and blur, The Wedge.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 14355  
North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean.  The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean. The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 00140  
Guadalupe fur seal, floating upside down under the ocean's surface at Guadalupe Island, watching the photographer and looking for passing predators, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Guadalupe fur seal, floating upside down under the ocean's surface at Guadalupe Island, watching the photographer and looking for passing predators.
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 02114  
Breaking wave, Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, morning, barrel shaped surf, California
Breaking wave, Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, morning, barrel shaped surf, California.
Location: California
Image ID: 27975  
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17679  
Sunrise glints yellow on breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Sunrise glints yellow on breaking wave, dawn surf.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 27977  
A kelp forest, with sunbeams passing through kelp fronds.  Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
A kelp forest, with sunbeams passing through kelp fronds. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 02411  
Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 27979  
Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf
Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf.
Location: California
Image ID: 27993  
A SCUBA diver swims through a giant kelp forest which is tilted back by strong ocean currents.   Giant kelp, the fastest plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
A SCUBA diver swims through a giant kelp forest which is tilted back by strong ocean currents. Giant kelp, the fastest plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 01107  
Humpback whale breaching with pectoral fins lifting spray from the ocean surface, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale breaching with pectoral fins lifting spray from the ocean surface.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 03854  
2006 Mavericks surf contest champion Grant Twiggy Baker of South Africa.  Final round, Mavericks surf contest, February 7, 2006, Half Moon Bay, California
2006 Mavericks surf contest champion Grant Twiggy Baker of South Africa. Final round, Mavericks surf contest, February 7, 2006.
Location: Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, California
Image ID: 15299  
Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California
Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California.
Location: California
Image ID: 27999  
Blue whale, exhaling as it surfaces from a dive, aerial photo.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth, exceeding 100' in length and 200 tons in weight, Balaenoptera musculus, Redondo Beach, California
Blue whale, exhaling as it surfaces from a dive, aerial photo. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth, exceeding 100' in length and 200 tons in weight.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Redondo Beach, California
Image ID: 25950  
Carson Smith, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf
Carson Smith, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17828  
Don Gaunder, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf
Don Gaunder, Ponto, South Carlsbad, morning surf.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17855  
Breaking wave fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Breaking wave fast motion and blur. The Wedge.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 27079  
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 33433  
Cardiff morning surf, breaking wave, Cardiff by the Sea, California
Cardiff morning surf, breaking wave.
Location: Cardiff by the Sea, California
Image ID: 23293  
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad
Breaking wave, Ponto, South Carlsbad.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 17680  
A green wave breaking, with sunset light filtering through, Ponto, Carlsbad, California
A green wave breaking, with sunset light filtering through.
Location: Ponto, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 19395  
Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 14354  
Sea Caves, the famous La Jolla sea caves lie below tall cliffs at Goldfish Point.  Sunny Jim Cave. Sunrise. Sea gulls floating int he water blur in this time exposure
Sea Caves, the famous La Jolla sea caves lie below tall cliffs at Goldfish Point. Sunny Jim Cave. Sunrise. Sea gulls floating int he water blur in this time exposure.
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37469  
Brown pelican flying over waves and the surf, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla, California
Brown pelican flying over waves and the surf.
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 30199  
Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California, The Wedge, Newport Beach
Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 27986  
Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above.  San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix
Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above. San Clemente Island.
Species: Surfgrass, Phyllospadix
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 10237  
Waves rush in at sunset, Carlsbad beach sunset and ocean waves, seascape, dusk, summer
Waves rush in at sunset, Carlsbad beach sunset and ocean waves, seascape, dusk, summer.
Location: Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 27974  
Brown pelican flying over waves and the surf, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla, California
Brown pelican flying over waves and the surf.
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 30187  
Garibaldi swims in the kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering giant kelp plants rising from the ocean bottom to the surface, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island
Garibaldi swims in the kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering giant kelp plants rising from the ocean bottom to the surface, underwater.
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 23419  
A large, powerful wave breaks with offshore winds at the Wedge in Newport Beach, The Wedge
A large, powerful wave breaks with offshore winds at the Wedge in Newport Beach.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 18706  
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