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Striped Marlin Catches a Sardine Photos
Striped Marlin Catches a Sardine
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-035 request pricing Google Earth

Striped Marlin Hammers Sardines Images
Striped Marlin Hammers Sardines
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-048 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Striped Marlin Hammers Sardines
Striped Marlin Hammers Sardines
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-057 request pricing Google Earth

Brydes Whale with Sea Lion Pictures
Brydes Whale with Sea Lion
Brydes Whale are smaller than other rorquals normally being less than 40 feet in length. They have a very broad short head with three longitudinal ridges running down the top of the head.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-003 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess)
Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess)
Brydes Whales are a unique member of the rorqual family. They are bayleen feeders but rather than clouds of tiny Krill they feed exclusively on baitfish such as Anchovy Herring Sardine and Mackerel. They also prefer tropical inshore waters over the polar oceans.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-011 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Brydes Whale with Sea Lions
Brydes Whale with Sea Lions
Sizing up a Sardine baitball along with two Sea Lions.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-012 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Brydes Whale Mother and Calf
Brydes Whale Mother and Calf
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-017 request pricing Google Earth

Brydes Whale with Dolphin Stock Photography
Brydes Whale with Dolphin
Spotted Dolphin escort.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-019 request pricing Google Earth

Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess) Photos
Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess)
This guy basically shouldered four of us out of the way and inhaled a good portion of our Sardine baitball.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-020 request pricing Google Earth

Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess) Images
Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess)
Brydes joins Sea Lions Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna all feeding on a Sardine baitball.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-021 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Great White Shark Underwater
Great White Shark Underwater
Scad Mackerel in background.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-038 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Pictures
Great White Shark
White Shark attracted with the use of chum and bait in this case tuna.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-041 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Great White Shark Underwater
Great White Shark Underwater
Great White Sharks can reach nineteen feet or more in length. They begin life feeding on fish. Once reaching a size of about 9 to 10 feet they begin to prey on marine mammals such as seals and sea lions.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-042 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Great White Shark
Great White Shark
She is in desperate need of a facial. This is a large female Great White with many scars and bites likely delivered by adoring males while mating.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-048 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Great White Shark with California Sea Lion
Great White Shark with California Sea Lion
Once the seals are aware of a shark they have the upper hand in the encounter. This shark ended up basically chasing in own tail in fruitless efforts to lunge after the darting seals.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-049 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Dorsal Fin Stock Photography
Great White Shark Dorsal Fin
Great White Shark dorsal fin in late afternoon light.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-056 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Feeding Behavior Photos
Great White Shark Feeding Behavior
Classic attack behavior is to ascend from deep water then lunge at their prey on the surface.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-058 request pricing Google Earth

Yellowfin Tuna Bit Off by Great White Shark Images
Yellowfin Tuna Bit Off by Great White Shark
At Guadalupe Island large tuna are often bit off by White Sharks before they can be landed by fisherman. This Yellowfin Tuna well into the hundred pound class was torn completely in half by a single bite from a large Great White.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-060 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Blue Whale Fluke
Blue Whale Fluke
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-054 request pricing Google Earth

Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp Pictures
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp
Several juveniles being cleaned by Medialunas. Large amounts of baitfish as well.
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-059 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Blue Whale
Blue Whale
Blue Whales normally travel as individuals or in small groups of two or three animals, but in areas where krill are plentiful they can be found feeding in groups of 50 or more.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-052 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Blue Shark
Blue Shark
This animal was a pleasant surprise. A female at a length of well over seven feet. It had been more than a couple seasons since I had seen a mature Blue Shark of this size.
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-051 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Blue Shark Underwater
Blue Shark Underwater
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-053 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Shark Stock Photography
Blue Shark
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-055 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Shark Underwater Photos
Blue Shark Underwater
This animal was a pleasant surprise. A female at a length of well over seven feet. It had been more than a couple seasons since I had seen a mature Blue Shark of this size.
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-056 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Spout Images
Blue Whale Spout
The spout is large often extending 20 feet or more into the air.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-048 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Blue Whale Spout
Blue Whale Spout
The spout is large often extending 20 feet or more into the air.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-049 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Fluke Pictures
Blue Whale Fluke
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-051 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale
Humpback raises its fluke in preparation for a dive.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-013 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpback raises its fluke in preparation for a dive.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-014 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale
Humpback raises its fluke in preparation for a dive. Coronado Islands in background.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-020 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale - Mother With Calf Stock Photography
Humpback Whale - Mother With Calf
Mother raises her fluke in preparation for a dive. Calf on her left. Late Afternoon light.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-023 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | Dolphin | Drift Kelp | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Gamefish | Gray Whale | Humpback Whale |
| Jellyfish | Krill | Marine Fish | Marine Mammals | Pacific Sailfish | Plankton | Sharks Common to California | Shortfin Mako Shark |
| Squid |

species represented
Balaenoptera brydei, Balaenoptera musculus, Carcharodon carcharias, Megaptera novaeangliae, Mola mola, Prionace glauca,
Tetrapturus audax

keywords
Baleen, Behavior, Billfish, Billfishes, California, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Cleaning, Dangerous, Dive, Diving,
Drift Kelp, Endangered Species, Fish, Fishes, Fishing, Fluke, Flukes, Fluking, Gamefish, Humpbacks, Jaws, Lions, Man Eater,
Marlins, Offshore, Open Ocean, Pacific, Paddy, Patties, Patty, Pattys, Pointer, Professional California Stock, Schooling,
Shark, Sharks, Sounding, Tail, White Death, Wound, Wounds

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Blue Whale | American Cetacean Society Brydes Whale | Discovery Channel Blue Shark | Encyclopedia Britannica Great White Shark |
| NOAA Fisheries Humpback Whale | National Geographic Great White Shark | National Geographic Humpback Whale | PBS Nature Humpback Whales |
| PBS Sea Dwellers Blue Shark | University of California Museum of Paleontology Great White Shark | Wikipedia Blue Shark |

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