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

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

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

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

Pictures of Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp
Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp
Harbor Seals will range many miles offshore in search of food. This guy was resting in some drift kelp more than twelve miles from the nearest land.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-038 request pricing Google Earth

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

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

Stock photos 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

Pictures of Brydes Whale with Sea Lion
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 images 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

Brydes Whale with Sea Lions Stock Photography
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

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

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

Stock photography of Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess)
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) Pictures
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 photos of Great White Shark Underwater
Great White Shark Underwater
Scad Mackerel in background.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-038 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Great White Shark
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 images 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

Great White Shark Stock Photography
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

Great White Shark with California Sea Lion Photos
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 Images
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

Stock photography of Great White Shark Feeding Behavior
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 Pictures
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 photos 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

Pictures of Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp
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 images 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 Shark Stock Photography
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

see also
| Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | California Sea Lion | Dolphin | Drift Kelp | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Fur Seal |
| Gray Whale | Humpback Whale | Jellyfish | Krill | Marine Fish | Marine Mammals | Northern Elephant Seal | Plankton |
| Sea Otter | Sharks Common to California | Shortfin Mako Shark | Squid | Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera brydei, Balaenoptera musculus, Carcharodon carcharias, Eschrichtius robustus, Megaptera novaeangliae,
Mola mola, Phoca vitulina, Prionace glauca

keywords
Annual Migration, Baleen, Behavior, California, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Cleaning, Dangerous, Dive, Diving, Drift Kelp,
Endangered Species, Fishes, Flukes, Fluking, Grey, Humpbacks, Jaws, Kelp, Lagoons, Lions, Mammal, Man Eater, Offshore,
Pacific, Paddy, Patties, Patty, Pattys, Pelagic, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Pointer, Professional California Stock, Seals,
Shark, Sharks, Sounding, Tail, White Death, Wound, Wounds

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Brydes Whale | American Cetacean Society Humpback Whale | Animal Planet Discovery Blue Whale |
| Animal Planet Discovery Gray Whale | Encyclopedia Britannica Great White Shark | National Geographic Blue Whale |
| National Geographic Great White Shark | University of California Museum of Paleontology Great White Shark | Wikipedia Blue Shark |
| Wikipedia Blue Whale | Wikipedia Humpback Whale |

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