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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

Brown Pelicans Feeding Images
Brown Pelicans Feeding
Brown Pelicans are the only pelican species that dives from the air when feeding.
species: Pelecanus occidentalis
photo-id: BPL-111 request pricing Google Earth

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

Blue Whale Underwater Profile Pictures
Blue Whale Underwater Profile
Full length profile, nose to fluke.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-065 request pricing

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

Pictures 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

Stock images of California Brown Pelican
California Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican in mating plumage and colors.
species: Pelecanus occidentalis
photo-id: BPL-102 request pricing Google Earth

California Brown Pelican Close-up Stock Photography
California Brown Pelican Close-up
Brown Pelican in mating plumage and colors.
species: Pelecanus occidentalis
photo-id: BPL-104 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Mother with Calf Photos
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 Images
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

Stock photography of Blue Whale Surface Feeding
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 Pictures
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 photos 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

Pictures of Guadalupe Fur Seal
Guadalupe Fur Seal
Adult fur seal lounging in the sun on the rocky shoreline of Guadalupe Island.
species: Arctocephalus townsendi
photo-id: GFS-012 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Guadalupe Fur Seal
Guadalupe Fur Seal
Fur seal leaping into the ocean.
species: Arctocephalus townsendi
photo-id: GFS-017 request pricing Google Earth

Guadalupe Fur Seal Stock Photography
Guadalupe Fur Seal
Negotiating the rocks prior to entering the water.
species: Arctocephalus townsendi
photo-id: GFS-023 request pricing Google Earth

Guadalupe Fur Seal with Cookiecutter Shark Bite Photos
Guadalupe Fur Seal with Cookiecutter Shark Bite
This is a fresh Cookiecutter Shark bite. The shark must not of had a clean bite as normally a perfectly round plug of flesh is removed. This bite shows a flap of skin remaining. Although an ugly wound the unlucky recipient normally heals leaving only a minor scar.
species: Arctocephalus townsendi
photo-id: GFS-024 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Fluke Images
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 photography 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

Blue Whale Spout Pictures
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 photos 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

Pictures of Blue Whale Fluke
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 images of California Sea Otter with Pup
California Sea Otter with Pup
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-071 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Stock Photography
California Sea Otter
A Sea Otter warps up in kelp to anchor itself for an afternoon nap.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-036 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Photos
California Sea Otter
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-047 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Images
California Sea Otter
A Sea Otter warps up in kelp to anchor itself for an afternoon nap.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-050 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Brown Pelican on Breaking Wave
Brown Pelican on Breaking Wave
species: Pelecanus occidentalis
photo-id: BPL-084 request pricing Google Earth

Brown Pelican on Breaking Wave Pictures
Brown Pelican on Breaking Wave
species: Pelecanus occidentalis
photo-id: BPL-086 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Brown Pelican Preening
California Brown Pelican Preening
Pelicans spend a good portion of each day preening. Using their beaks they rub oil from a gland at the base of their tail onto their feathers.
species: Pelecanus occidentalis
photo-id: BPL-076 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of California Brown Pelican Head Throw
California Brown Pelican Head Throw
The head throw is a pelican yawn. The head is thrown back stretching their throat pouch. Also called a bill throw.
species: Pelecanus occidentalis
photo-id: BPL-077 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Brown Pelican Preening
California Brown Pelican Preening
Pelicans spend a good portion of each day preening. Using their beaks they rub oil from a gland at the base of their tail onto their feathers.
species: Pelecanus occidentalis
photo-id: BPL-080 request pricing Google Earth

California Brown Pelican in Flight Stock Photography
California Brown Pelican in Flight
species: Pelecanus occidentalis
photo-id: BPL-064 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| American White Pelican | Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | California Sea Lion | Cookiecutter Shark | Dolphin | Fin Whale |
| Fur Seal | Gray Whale | Guadalupe Island | Harbor Seal | Humpback Whale | Krill | La Jolla | Marine Mammals | Northern Elephant Seal |
| Sea Otter | Threatened Species | Whales |

species represented
Arctocephalus townsendi, Balaenoptera musculus, Enhydra lutris, Megaptera novaeangliae, Pelecanus occidentalis

keywords
Baleen, Beds, Big Sur, Big Surf, Black And White, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Cookie Cutter, Dive, Diving, Flukes,
Fluking, Grayscale, Humpbacks, Kelp Forest, Mammal, Monterey, Open Ocean, Otters, Paddy, Patty, Pelagic, Pelican,
Pelicans, Pelts, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Professional California Stock, Professional San Diego Stock, Seabird, Seals,
Shark, Sharks, Sounding, Tail, Waves, Wound, Wounds

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Blue Whale | American Cetacean Society Humpback Whale | Animal Planet Discovery Blue Whale |
| Cornell Lab of Ornithology Brown Pelican | MarineBio Guadalupe Fur Seal | Monterey Bay Aquarium | NOAA Fisheries Guadalupe Fur Seal |
| National Geographic Blue Whale | NatureWorks Brown Pelican | Wikipedia Blue Whale | Wikipedia Brown Pelican | Wikipedia Guadalupe Fur Seal |
| Wikipedia Humpback Whale |

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