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California Gnatcatcher Photos
California Gnatcatcher
Listed as threatened in 1993. Its native habitat coastal sage scrub and California sagebrush has been heavily impacted by a combination of urban development livestock grazing off-highway vehicle use and military training.
species: Polioptila californica
photo-id: BGE-053 request pricing

California Gnatcatcher - Sub-Adult Images
California Gnatcatcher - Sub-Adult
Their call sounds like a kittens mew.
species: Polioptila californica
photo-id: BGE-054 request pricing

Stock photography of California Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
Listed as threatened in 1993. Its native habitat coastal sage scrub and California sagebrush has been heavily impacted by a combination of urban development livestock grazing off-highway vehicle use and military training.
species: Polioptila californica
photo-id: BGE-055 request pricing

Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram Pictures
Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
The Desert Bighorn Sheep is a subspecies only found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States. Listed as a federal endangered species in March of 1998. With the combination of loss of habitat due to urban development drought and disease their numbers and areas of distribution have plummeted in the past 50 years.
species: Ovis canadensis nelsoni
photo-id: DBO-076 request pricing

Stock photos of Desert Bighorn Sheep
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Females are called ewes. They have horns but don't develop the heavy spiraled shape of a mature ram.
species: Ovis canadensis nelsoni
photo-id: DBO-077 request pricing

Pictures of Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
The Desert Bighorn Sheep is a subspecies only found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States. Listed as a federal endangered species in March of 1998. With the combination of loss of habitat due to urban development drought and disease their numbers and areas of distribution have plummeted in the past 50 years.
species: Ovis canadensis nelsoni
photo-id: DBO-078 request pricing

Stock images of Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
The Desert Bighorn Sheep is a subspecies only found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States. Listed as a federal endangered species in March of 1998. With the combination of loss of habitat due to urban development drought and disease their numbers and areas of distribution have plummeted in the past 50 years.
species: Ovis canadensis nelsoni
photo-id: DBO-080 request pricing

Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram Stock Photography
Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
The Desert Bighorn Sheep is a subspecies only found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States. Listed as a federal endangered species in March of 1998. With the combination of loss of habitat due to urban development drought and disease their numbers and areas of distribution have plummeted in the past 50 years.
species: Ovis canadensis nelsoni
photo-id: DBO-082 request pricing

Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram Photos
Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
The Desert Bighorn Sheep is a subspecies only found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States. Listed as a federal endangered species in March of 1998. With the combination of loss of habitat due to urban development drought and disease their numbers and areas of distribution have plummeted in the past 50 years.
species: Ovis canadensis nelsoni
photo-id: DBO-083 request pricing

Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram Images
Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
The Desert Bighorn Sheep is a subspecies only found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States. Listed as a federal endangered species in March of 1998. With the combination of loss of habitat due to urban development drought and disease their numbers and areas of distribution have plummeted in the past 50 years.
species: Ovis canadensis nelsoni
photo-id: DBO-084 request pricing

Stock photography of Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
The Desert Bighorn Sheep is a subspecies only found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States. Listed as a federal endangered species in March of 1998. With the combination of loss of habitat due to urban development drought and disease their numbers and areas of distribution have plummeted in the past 50 years.
species: Ovis canadensis nelsoni
photo-id: DBO-085 request pricing

Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram Pictures
Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
Males are called rams. When mature they fully develop their distinctive spiraled horns.
species: Ovis canadensis nelsoni
photo-id: DBO-087 request pricing

Stock photos of Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
Males are called rams. When mature they fully develop their distinctive spiraled horns.
species: Ovis canadensis nelsoni
photo-id: DBO-088 request pricing

Pictures of Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
Desert Bighorn Sheep - Ram
Their coloration allows them to blend almost perfectly into their desert habitat.
species: Ovis canadensis nelsoni
photo-id: DBO-089 request pricing

Stock images of Fin Whale with Shortfin Mako Shark
Fin Whale with Shortfin Mako Shark
When first spotted the Mako was trailing likely looking to pickoff injured baitfish while the Fin Whale was feeding.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-016 request pricing Google Earth

Fin Whale Stock Photography
Fin Whale
The Fin Whale is brownish gray along the back and sides with whitish underside. They have a unique asymmetry to the coloration of their lower jaw with the left side being gray to black much like the rest of the animal but the right side is white.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-018 request pricing Google Earth

Least Tern Photos
Least Tern
species: Sterna antillarum
photo-id: BGE-041 request pricing

Blue Whale Fluke Images
Blue Whale Fluke
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-011 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-013 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Fluke Pictures
Blue Whale Fluke
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-016 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Fin Whale Spout
Fin Whale Spout
Baleen whale. Individuals can exceed 75 feet in length and weigh in excess of 80 tons.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-012 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Fin Whale Spout
Fin Whale Spout
The Fin Whale is brownish gray along the back and sides with whitish underside. They have a unique asymmetry to the coloration of their lower jaw with the left side being gray to black much like the rest of the animal but the right side is white.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-013 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Fin Whale Dorsal Fin Silhouette
Fin Whale Dorsal Fin Silhouette
Has a prominent dorsal fin positioned about three quarters of the way back to the fluke.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-014 request pricing Google Earth

Fin Whale Lunge Feeding Stock Photography
Fin Whale Lunge Feeding
Fin lunge feeding on krill at the surface.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-015 request pricing Google Earth

Fin Whale Spout Photos
Fin Whale Spout
Baleen whale. Individuals can exceed 75 feet in length and weigh in excess of 80 tons.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-007 request pricing Google Earth

Fin Whale Dorsal Fin Images
Fin Whale Dorsal Fin
Has a prominent dorsal fin positioned about three quarters of the way back to the fluke.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-008 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Fin Whale
Fin Whale
Baleen whale. Individuals can exceed 75 feet in length and weigh in excess of 80 tons.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-009 request pricing Google Earth

Fin Whale Dorsal Fin Pictures
Fin Whale Dorsal Fin
Pair of whales display their dorsal fins while arching over in preparation for a dive.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-011 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Guadalupe Fur Seal
Guadalupe Fur Seal
By the late eighteen hundreds had been hunted nearly to extinction. Still rarely seen other than at Guadalupe and San Benitos Islands Baja Mexico.
species: Arctocephalus townsendi
photo-id: GFS-002 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Guadalupe Fur Seal
Guadalupe Fur Seal
By the late eighteen hundreds had been hunted nearly to extinction. Still rarely seen other than at Guadalupe and San Benitos Islands Baja Mexico.
species: Arctocephalus townsendi
photo-id: GFS-005 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Guadalupe Fur Seal
Guadalupe Fur Seal
By the late eighteen hundreds had been hunted nearly to extinction. Still rarely seen other than at Guadalupe and San Benitos Islands Baja Mexico.
species: Arctocephalus townsendi
photo-id: GFS-006 request pricing Google Earth

Guadalupe Fur Seal Stock Photography
Guadalupe Fur Seal
By the late eighteen hundreds had been hunted nearly to extinction. Still rarely seen other than at Guadalupe and San Benitos Islands Baja Mexico.
species: Arctocephalus townsendi
photo-id: GFS-008 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Anza Borrego | Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | California Sea Lion | Cookiecutter Shark | Dolphin | Endangered Species |
| Fin Whale | Gray Whale | Guadalupe Island | Harbor Seal | Humpback Whale | Joshua Tree | Krill | Marine Mammals |
| Northern Elephant Seal | Salton Sea | Sea Otter | Threatened Species | Whales |

species represented
Arctocephalus townsendi, Balaenoptera musculus, Balaenoptera physalus, Ovis canadensis nelsoni, Polioptila californica,
Sterna antillarum

keywords
Backcountry, Baleen, Blowhole, Breach, Breaching, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Dive, Diving, Endangered, Endangered Species,
Ewes, Flukes, Fluking, Gnatcatchers, Horn, Horns, Inland, Leats, Mammal, Open Ocean, Pelagic, Peninsular, Pinniped,
Pinnipeds, Rams, Rutting, Seabird, Seals, Shore, Shorebirds, Sounding, Tail, Terns, Threatened Species, Underwater,

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Fin Whale | Center for Biological Diversity California Gnatcatcher | MarineBio Fin Whale |

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