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Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Photos
Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
Grayscale - Black and White version of KLG-004
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-069 request pricing

Blue Whale Underwater Profile Images
Blue Whale Underwater Profile
This is a Grayscale - Black and White version of WBL-072. In this instance it helps to highlight the details of the groves called ventral pleats that run along the whales throat.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-078 request pricing

Stock photography of Pollution - Sign Warning of Sewage Spill
Pollution - Sign Warning of Sewage Spill
On the beach next to Imperial Pier.
photo-id: SSB-055 request pricing

Opalescent Squid Mating Pictures
Opalescent Squid Mating
White egg cases cover the sand bottom.
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-042 request pricing

Stock photos of Opalescent Squid Mating
Opalescent Squid Mating
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-046 request pricing

Pictures of Brown Pelicans Feeding
Brown Pelicans Feeding
Brown Pelicans are the only pelican species that dives from the air when feeding.
species: Pelecanus occidentalis
photo-id: BPL-111 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Blue Whale Underwater
Blue Whale Underwater
Blue Whale passing through dispersed krill.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-064 request pricing

Blue Whale Underwater Profile Stock Photography
Blue Whale Underwater Profile
Full length profile, nose to fluke.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-065 request pricing

Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill Photos
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-066 request pricing

Blue Whale Surface Feeding Images
Blue Whale Surface Feeding
Freediver gets big surprise as Blue Whale inhales krill ball he was photographing.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-067 request pricing

Stock photography of Diver with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish
Diver with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish
These jellyfish are normally rarely seen but can occur in large swarms off Southern California such as occurred in 1989 and 1999.
species: Chrysaora achlyos
photo-id: PJL-036 request pricing Google Earth

Juvenile Pacific Butterfish with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish Pictures
Juvenile Pacific Butterfish with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish
In addition to the commensal Butterfish this photo shows small crabs, which have hitched a ride on this jellyfish.
species: Chrysaora achlyos
photo-id: PJL-038 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Medusa Fish with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish
Medusa Fish with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish
A very large jellyfish species, its bell can measure over three feet across and its ribbon like oral arms can trail behind over twenty feet in length.
species: Chrysaora achlyos
photo-id: PJL-043 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Surfer / Surfing - La Jolla Cove
Surfer / Surfing - La Jolla Cove
Early season storms can bring huge waves to southern California. (Not Model Released)
photo-id: SRF-028 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Gray Whale Fluke
Gray Whale Fluke
North Coronado island in background.
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-049 request pricing

Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp Stock Photography
Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp
Harbor Seals will range many miles offshore in search of food. This guy was resting in some drift kelp more than twelve miles from the nearest land.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-038 request pricing Google Earth

California Halibut Photos
California Halibut
Found on sand and mud bottoms to depths of 600 feet. Will also feed in shallow water along sand beaches even inside the surf line in a few feet of water. Size can range to five feet or more with weights in excess of seventy pounds. Both eyes are on their left side.
species: Paralichthys californicus
photo-id: FHA-002 request pricing Google Earth

California Halibut Images
California Halibut
Swimming along the bottom.
species: Paralichthys californicus
photo-id: FHA-004 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp
Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp
Found seasonally normally on Macrocystis kelp. Very distinctive large Nudibranch with large oral hood used for filter feeding in the water column.
species: Melibe leonina
photo-id: NUD-048 request pricing Google Earth

Blacksmith Schooling Around Elkhorn Kelp Pictures
Blacksmith Schooling Around Elkhorn Kelp
Dark blue Damselfish with black spots on body.
species: Chromis punctipinnis
photo-id: FGE-072 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Bat Ray
Bat Ray
Often seen swimming in the mid water column they can also be found sitting motionless on the bottom.
species: Myliobatis californica
photo-id: FRA-016 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Bat Ray
Bat Ray
This Bat Ray is foraging by swimming along the bottom then using its large head to dig for shellfish.
species: Myliobatis californica
photo-id: FRA-018 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Kelp Forest
California Kelp Forest
As the oceans equivalent of trees, a kelp plant shares many of their features. At the base is a large structure called a holdfast which form the roots. Then there is the stipes which make up its trunk and branches. Flat blade like structures then form the leaves.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-067 request pricing Google Earth

California Spiny Lobster Stock Photography
California Spiny Lobster
Large Crustacean has very long antennae and lacks large claws.
species: Panulirus interruptus
photo-id: LOB-010 request pricing Google Earth

Surfer / Surfing Ocean Beach Pier in Background Photos
Surfer / Surfing Ocean Beach Pier in Background
(Not Model Released)
photo-id: SRF-027 request pricing Google Earth

Plankton - Diver Swims Through a Krill Ball Images
Plankton - Diver Swims Through a Krill Ball
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-038 request pricing

Stock photography of Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Krill can be carried to the oceans surface by upwelling currents.
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-041 request pricing

Blue Whale Mother with Calf Pictures
Blue Whale Mother with Calf
While submerged, the calf is swimming beneath mom for protection.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-061 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Blue Whale Mother with Calf
Blue Whale Mother with Calf
While submerged, the calf is swimming beneath mom for protection.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-062 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Blue Whale Surface Feeding
Blue Whale Surface Feeding
When feeding near the surface, Blue Whales can extend their heads completely out of the water as they lunge forward through a mass of krill. This animal has rolled on its side and is moving from right to left. What you are seeing is the underside of its chin with its numerous parallel pleats. These are also referred to as ventral or throat grooves.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-060 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp
Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp
This animal spent over an hour right at the surface hanging around this Kelp Patty.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-034 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp Stock Photography
Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp
This animal spent over an hour right at the surface hanging around this Kelp Patty.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-037 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Algae | American White Pelican | Anemones | Bat Ray | Birch Aquarium | Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish | Black Seabass |
| Blacks Beach | Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | California Coast | California Moray Eel | California Sea Lion | Dolphin |
| Drift Kelp | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Fur Seal | Garibaldi | Gorgonians | Gray Whale | Harbor Seals | Humpback Whale |
| Hydrocoral | Jellyfish | Kelp Crab | Kelp Forest | Krill | La Jolla | Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Marine Mammals |
| Market Squid | Moon Jellyfish | New River | Northern Elephant Seal | Oceanside | Octopus | Otters | Pacific Beach |
| Pelagia Jellyfish | Pollution | San Diego Del Mar | Sea Lion | Sea Otter | Sheephead | Spiny Lobster | Starfish |
| Torrey Pines | Urchins | Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera musculus, Chromis punctipinnis, Chrysaora achlyos, Eschrichtius robustus, Loligo opalescens, Macrocystis pyrifera,
Megaptera novaeangliae, Melibe leonina, Myliobatis californica, Panulirus interruptus, Paralichthys californicus,
Pelecanus occidentalis, Phoca vitulina, Thysanoessa spinifera

keywords
Animals, Annual Migration, Baleen, Beach, Beaches, Beds, Big Surf, Big Wave, Black And White, Branch, Brank, Branks,
Bull Kelp, Cerata, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Chemical, Coast, Coastal, Crustacean, Crustaceans, Dive, Diving,
Drift Kelp, Eagle Ray, Egg Sack, Eggs, Endangered Species, Fishes, Flounder, Flounders, Flukes, Fluking, Forest, Forests,
Frond, Fronds, Gamefish, Gelatinous, Giant Kelp, Grayscale, Grey, Halibuts, Humpbacks, Invertebrate, Jellies, Jelly,
Kelp, Kelps, Lagoons, Litter, Lobsters, Macrocystis, Mammal, Mantle, Medusa, Nettles, Nudibranch, Nudibranchs, Nudibrank,
Nudibranks, Offshore, Open Ocean, Pacific, Paddy, Patty, Pelagic, Pelagophycus, Pelican, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Polluting,
Professional California Stock, Rays, Rhinophores, Runoff, Sand, Sea Slugs, Seabird, Seals, Seaweed, Sounding, Spill,
Squids, Stormwater, Surf, Tail, Tentacles, Trash, Water, Waves, Zooplankton, Porra

related blog posts
Ocean Beach Surfing
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola Under Drift Kelp

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Humpback Whale | Animal Planet Discovery Blue Whale | Biological Bulletin - Sea Nettle Jellyfish |
| Monterey Bay Aquarium Black Sea Nettle | Monterey Bay Aquarium | National Geographic Blue Whale | Wikipedia - Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish |
| Wikipedia Blue Whale | Wikipedia Humpback Whale |

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