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Humpback Whale - Mother With Calf Photos
Humpback Whale - Mother With Calf
Mother and calf dive in front of the Coronado Islands.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-031 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale Fluke Images
Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpbacks are rarely seen off the Southern California coast. Point Loma in the background.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-002 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale
Humpback raises its fluke in preparation for a dive. Point Loma and San Diego skyline in background.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-003 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale Fluke Pictures
Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpback raises its fluke in preparation for a dive. Point Loma and San Diego skyline in background.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-009 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Shortfin Mako Shark Underwater
Shortfin Mako Shark Underwater
Makos are a highly migratory shark species.
species: Isurus oxyrinchus
photo-id: SHM-021 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Shortfin Mako Shark
Shortfin Mako Shark
Makos are a highly migratory shark species.
species: Isurus oxyrinchus
photo-id: SHM-027 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Shortfin Mako Shark
Shortfin Mako Shark
One of two species in the mackerel shark family, Isuridae.
species: Isurus oxyrinchus
photo-id: SHM-029 request pricing Google Earth

Shortfin Mako Shark Stock Photography
Shortfin Mako Shark
Sleek torpedo shape. Will often breach while chasing prey. Length to 12 feet.
species: Isurus oxyrinchus
photo-id: SHM-030 request pricing Google Earth

Shortfin Mako Shark Underwater Photos
Shortfin Mako Shark Underwater
One of two species in the mackerel shark family, Isuridae.
species: Isurus oxyrinchus
photo-id: SHM-033 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin Images
Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin
A Bottlenose Dolphin rides the bow of our boat.
species: Tursiops truncatus
photo-id: DBN-011 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Blue Whale
Blue Whale
Blue whale rounding over beginning a dive.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-038 request pricing Google Earth

Gray Whale Spouts Close to Whale Watching Boat Pictures
Gray Whale Spouts Close to Whale Watching Boat
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-044 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Gray Whale Fluke
Gray Whale Fluke
Pacific Beach in background.
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-034 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Gray Whale
Gray Whale
Pacific Beach in background.
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-035 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Gray Whale
Gray Whale
Point Loma in background.
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-042 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Stock Photography
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
At seven to eight feet in length and three hundred pounds or more when mature White-Sided are a large dolphin species.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-059 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Photos
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
White-Sided playing the kelp game. I have now witnessed this behavior numerous times. An Individual will pickup a piece of drift kelp using either their pectoral fins dorsal fin tail or mouth. A game of keep-away will then ensue with any number of individuals pursuing the one with the kelp.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-064 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Images
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Most often found off the coast of Southern California from about October through March but can be spotted year round.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-054 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
At seven to eight feet in length and three hundred pounds or more when mature White-Sided are a large dolphin species.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-052 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Pictures
Great White Shark
Individuals tagged off the Baja Coast have been found to cross the Pacific nearly to Hawaii and then return each year.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-005 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Great White Shark
Great White Shark
Each individual has a unique countershading color pattern, having a dark coloration above then abruptly transitioning to white below the midline.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-006 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Great White Shark
Great White Shark
They are an incredibly successful species, examples of their fossil vertebrae have been dated to the Pliocene Age or about one-million years old.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-007 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Great White Shark
Great White Shark
Weight can range to over five thousand pounds and has been documented to have a lifespan of well over twenty years.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-008 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Underwater Stock Photography
Great White Shark Underwater
Individuals tagged off the Baja Coast have been found to cross the Pacific nearly to Hawaii and then return each year.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-009 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Photos
Great White Shark
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-034 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Fluke Underwater Images
Blue Whale Fluke Underwater
Blue Whales existed in large numbers until the early twentieth century. In a period of less than 40 years they were hunted nearly to extinction. As of 2002 there were 5 to 10 thousand worldwide and their numbers appear to be increasing.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-036 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Yellowtail Offshore on Drift Kelp
Yellowtail Offshore on Drift Kelp
Yellowtail tend to congregate around drift kelp and other objects found floating offshore. Almost any floating object can attract baitfish which in term attracts larger fish such as Yellowtail and other gamefish.
species: Seriola lalandi
photo-id: FYE-012 request pricing Google Earth

Yellowtail Offshore on Drift Kelp Pictures
Yellowtail Offshore on Drift Kelp
Yellowtail tend to congregate around drift kelp and other objects found floating offshore. Almost any floating object can attract baitfish which in term attracts larger fish such as Yellowtail and other gamefish.
species: Seriola lalandi
photo-id: FYE-013 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin Underwater
Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin Underwater
Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin known for their natural leaping behaviors are often used in captive shows at zoos and aquaria. In the wild they are often seen inshore even just outside surf breaks along the shoreline.
species: Tursiops truncatus
photo-id: DBN-005 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Blue Whale
Blue Whale
Blue whale rounding over beginning a dive.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-027 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Blue Whale
Blue Whale
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-028 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill Stock Photography
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Calf / sub-adult feeding on Krill along with mother visible in background.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-021 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | Common Dolphin | Dolphin | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Gamefish | Gray Whale |
| Great White Shark | Humpback Whale | Krill | Marine Fish | Marine Mammals | Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin | Pacific White-Sided Dolphin |
| Rissos Dolphin | Sharks Common to California | Shortfin Mako Shark | Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera musculus, Carcharodon carcharias, Eschrichtius robustus, Isurus oxyrinchus, Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus,
Megaptera novaeangliae, Seriola lalandi, Tursiops truncatus

keywords
Annual Migration, Baleen, Bottlenosed, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Dangerous, Dive, Diving, Dolphins, Endangered Species,
Fishes, Fishing, Fluke, Flukes, Fluking, Gamefish, Grey, Humpbacks, Jaws, Kelp, Lagoons, Mammal, Man Eater, Offshore,
Open Ocean, Pacific, Paddy, Patties, Patty, Pattys, Pointer, Porpoise, Professional California Stock, Sharks, Sounding,
Surface, Tail, Underwater, White Death, White Sided, Schooling

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| Discovery Channel - Great White Shark | Discovery Channel Shortfin Mako Shark | MarineBIO Shortfin Mako Shark |
| MarineBio Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | MexFish.com Yellowtail | Monterey Bay Aquarium | NOAA Fisheries Pacific White-Sided Dolphin |
| National Geographic Gray Whale | Shedd Aquarium Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | Wikipedia Gray Whale | Wikipedia Great White Shark |
| Wikipedia Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | Wikipedia Shortfin Mako Shark | Wikipedia Yellowtail |

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