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Blue Whale Underwater Profile Photos
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

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

Stock photography of Blue Whale Underwater Profile
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 Pictures
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-066 request pricing

Stock photos of Blue Whale Surface Feeding
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

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

Stock images 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-061 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Mother with Calf Stock Photography
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

Blue Whale Surface Feeding Photos
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

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-034 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-037 request pricing Google Earth

Rissos Dolphin Jumping Pictures
Rissos Dolphin Jumping
species: Grampus griseus
photo-id: DOG-031 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Gray Whale Spout Point Loma Lighthouse in Background
Gray Whale Spout Point Loma Lighthouse in Background
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-046 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Gray Whale Spout Imperial Beach in Background
Gray Whale Spout Imperial Beach in Background
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-047 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Varies widely in size and coloration throughout its range. In adults one of its distinguishing characteristics is its spots.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-002 request pricing Google Earth

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin Stock Photography
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Prior to the 1980?s and improved capture methods by Purse Seiners fishing for tuna this species was declining rapidly in the eastern Pacific.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-003 request pricing Google Earth

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin Photos
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Varies widely in size and coloration throughout its range. In adults one of its distinguishing characteristics is its spots.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-005 request pricing Google Earth

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin Images
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Feeding on a Sardine baitball.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-008 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Prior to the 1980?s and improved capture methods by Purse Seiners fishing for tuna this species was declining rapidly in the eastern Pacific.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-012 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 Common Dolphin Underwater
Common Dolphin Underwater
Abundant dolphin often found in large groups. Habitat is offshore waters along continental shelfs.
species: Delphinus delphis
photo-id: DOC-021 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Fluke Pictures
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

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 Whale Spout
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 images 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 Stock Photography
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

see also
| Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | Common Dolphin | Dolphin | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Gray Whale | Humpback Whale |
| Krill | Marine Mammals | Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin | Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | Rissos Dolphin | Tuna Seiner |
| Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera brydei, Balaenoptera musculus, Delphinus delphis, Eschrichtius robustus, Grampus griseus, Megaptera novaeangliae,
Stenella attenuata

keywords
Annual Migration, Baleen, Black And White, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Dive, Diving, Dolphins, Endangered Species, Flukes,
Fluking, Grayscale, Grey, Humpbacks, Lagoons, Leaping, Mammal, Open Ocean, Paddy, Patty, Pelagic, Porpoise, Professional California Stock,
Sounding, Tail, Underwater

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Blue Whale | American Cetacean Society Brydes Whale | American Cetacean Society Humpback Whale |
| Animal Planet Discovery Blue Whale | Animal Planet Discovery Gray Whale | National Geographic Blue Whale | Wikipedia Blue Whale |
| Wikipedia Common Dolphin | Wikipedia Humpback Whale |

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