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Humpback Whale - Back and Dorsal Fin Photos
Humpback Whale - Back and Dorsal Fin
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-021 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale - Surfacing Images
Humpback Whale - Surfacing
Humpback surfaces in front of North Coronado Island.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-025 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Humpback Whale In Drift Kelp
Humpback Whale In Drift Kelp
This was an interesting behavior. A mother with calf went out of her way to swim into then rollup in a large patch of drift kelp.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-030 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale - Back and Dorsal Fin Pictures
Humpback Whale - Back and Dorsal Fin
As with many of the large baleen whales the Humpback was hunted to near extinction before a whaling moratorium was introduced in the mid nineteen sixties.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-032 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpback raises its fluke in preparation for a dive. Humpbacks feed on Krill and small baitfish.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-007 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Blue Whale Aerial Photo
Blue Whale Aerial Photo
Blue whale surfaces and blows. Photo taken from the air.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-044 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Blue Whale Fluke Underwater
Blue Whale Fluke Underwater
Baleen whale. Believed to be the largest animal to have ever lived. The Blue Whale can reach lengths of over 90 feet and attain weights of 150 tons or more. They feed almost exclusively on huge amounts of tiny shrimp like crustaceans called krill.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-037 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Stock Photography
Blue Whale
The huge fluke of a Blue Whale can power it to speeds of over 30 miles per hour for short distances.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-012 request pricing Google Earth

Gray Whale - Blowhole Photos
Gray Whale - Blowhole
Early each year Gray Whales pass along the California coast on their annual migration to the lagoons of Baja California Mexico. They are mottled gray in color and can achive lengths of up to 45 feet. Although hunted nearly to extinction they have largely recovered due to the protection of the marine mammal protection act.
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-001 request pricing Google Earth

Gray Whale Spout - Coronado Islands in Background Images
Gray Whale Spout - Coronado Islands in Background
Their fall migration covers over 6000 miles from Alaska along the west coasts of Canada the United States and Mexico. Their destination is the lagoons along the coast of southern Baja Mexico. Gray Whale calves are born each year in the warm shallow waters of the lagoons.
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-016 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Blue Whale Underwater
Blue Whale Underwater
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-069 request pricing

Blue Whale Underwater Pictures
Blue Whale Underwater
Blue Whale passing through dispersed krill.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-070 request pricing

Stock photos of Blue Whale Underwater Profile
Blue Whale Underwater Profile
Full length profile, nose to fluke.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-071 request pricing

Pictures of Blue Whale Underwater Profile
Blue Whale Underwater Profile
Full length Blue Whale profile, nose to fluke.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-072 request pricing

Stock images of Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-073 request pricing

Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill Stock Photography
Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill
Rolled on side, raised pectoral fin. Blue Whales feed almost exclusively on krill and will eat thousands of pounds per day.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-074 request pricing

Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill Photos
Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill
Rolled on side, chin, throat baleen groves.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-075 request pricing

Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill Images
Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill
Rolled on side, chin, throat baleen groves.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-076 request pricing

Stock photography of Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill
Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill
Rolled on side, chin, throat baleen groves. Small boat in background.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-077 request pricing

Gray Whale Fluke Pictures
Gray Whale Fluke
North Coronado island in background.
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-048 request pricing

Stock photos of Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp
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-037 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Blue Shark
Blue Shark
Once a common surface shark species off the coast of southern California its numbers have declined dramatically in the past ten years due to over fishing.
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-058 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Howard Hall Filming a Blue Shark with a Red Camera System
Howard Hall Filming a Blue Shark with a Red Camera System
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-059 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Shark Underwater Stock Photography
Blue Shark Underwater
Once a common surface shark species off the coast of southern California its numbers have declined dramatically in the past ten years due to over fishing.
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-060 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Surface Feeding Photos
Blue Whale Surface Feeding
When feeding near the surface, individuals 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 left to right. Its mouth is wide open with the lower jaw still underwater. You are seeing the top of its completely open mouth.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-063 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp Images
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-035 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography 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-036 request pricing Google Earth

Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess) Pictures
Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess)
Freediver captures a surprise appearance by a Brydes on a Sardine baitball.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-001 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess)
Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess)
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-002 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Brydes Whale with Sea Lion
Brydes Whale with Sea Lion
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-004 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Brydes Whale with Sea Lion
Brydes Whale with Sea Lion
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-005 request pricing Google Earth

Brydes Whale with Sea Lion Stock Photography
Brydes Whale with Sea Lion
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-006 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | California Sea Lion | Dolphin | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Fur Seal | Gray Whale |
| Humpback Whale | Krill | Marine Mammals | Northern Elephant Seal | Sea Otter | Sharks Common to California | Shortfin Mako Shark |
| Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera brydei, Balaenoptera musculus, Eschrichtius robustus, Megaptera novaeangliae, Phoca vitulina, Prionace glauca,

keywords
Annual Migration, Baleen, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Dive, Diver, Diving, Drift Kelp, Endangered Species, Fishes,
Flukes, Fluking, Grey, Humpbacks, Kelp, Lagoons, Mammal, Offshore, Pacific, Paddy, Patty, Pelagic, Pinniped, Pinnipeds,
Scuba, Seals, Sharks, Sounding, Tail

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Gray Whale | MarineBio Blue Shark |

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