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Blue Whale Surface Feeding Photos
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

Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface Images
Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Krill can be carried to the oceans surface by upwelling currents.
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-041 request pricing

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

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

Stock photos of Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
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Pictures of Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
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Stock images of Kelp Forest - Surface Canopy
Kelp Forest - Surface Canopy
Under ideal conditions Macrocystis can reach lengths of 100 feet or more within 1 to 2 years. A Kelp Forest supports an incredibly diverse community of marine life made up of nearly 800 known species.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-034 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - From Surface  Stock Photography
Kelp Forest - From Surface
As the oceans equivalent of trees, a kelp plant shares many of their features. At the base is a large structure called a holdfast which form the roots. Then there is the stipes which make up its trunk and branches. Flat blade like structures then form the leaves.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-035 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill Photos
Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill
Rolled on side, raised pectoral fin. Blue Whales feed almost exclusively on krill and will eat thousands of pounds per day.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-074 request pricing

Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill Images
Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill
Rolled on side, chin, throat baleen groves.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-075 request pricing

Stock photography of Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill
Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill
Rolled on side, chin, throat baleen groves.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-076 request pricing

Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill Pictures
Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill
Rolled on side, chin, throat baleen groves. Small boat in background.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-077 request pricing

Stock photos of Kelp Forest Dive Boat Horizon Reflected on the Surface
Kelp Forest Dive Boat Horizon Reflected on the Surface
Kelp forests have and continue to be the focus of much scientific research in California as they are a highly productive marine ecosystem which has been heavily impacted by pollution and over fishing.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-068 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Krill can be carried to the oceans surface by upwelling currents.
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-039 request pricing

Stock images of Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Krill can be carried to the oceans surface by upwelling currents.
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-040 request pricing

Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface Stock Photography
Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Krill can be carried to the oceans surface by upwelling currents.
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-042 request pricing

Blue Whale Surface Feeding Photos
Blue Whale Surface Feeding
When feeding near the surface, individuals 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 left to right. Its mouth is wide open with the lower jaw still underwater. You are seeing the top of its completely open mouth.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-063 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Swimming at the Surface Images
Great White Shark Swimming at the Surface
Dorsal and tail fin exposed above the surface.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-055 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Great White Shark Swimming at the Surface
Great White Shark Swimming at the Surface
Dorsal and tail fin exposed above the surface.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-059 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin Pictures
Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin ride the bow of our boat.
species: Tursiops truncatus
photo-id: DBN-010 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Bubbling Mineral Hot Spring
Bubbling Mineral Hot Spring
Natural mineral hot spring water surface patterns.
photo-id: WHS-015 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Bubbling Mineral Hot Spring
Bubbling Mineral Hot Spring
Natural mineral hot spring water surface patterns.
photo-id: WHS-016 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Bubbling Mineral Hot Spring
Bubbling Mineral Hot Spring
Natural mineral hot spring water surface patterns.
photo-id: WHS-017 request pricing Google Earth

Bubbling Mineral Hot Spring Stock Photography
Bubbling Mineral Hot Spring
Natural mineral hot spring water surface patterns.
photo-id: WHS-018 request pricing Google Earth

Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface Photos
Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
photo-id: POL-050 request pricing

Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface Images
Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
photo-id: POL-051 request pricing

Stock photography of Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
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Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface Pictures
Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
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Stock photos of Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
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Pictures of Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
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Stock images of Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
Pollution - Spilled Gasoline and/or Oil Forms Patterns on Water Surface
photo-id: POL-059 request pricing

Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola on the surface Stock Photography
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola on the surface
Can be found at the surface apparently sunning themselves. Once in this position Seagulls will land on them to pick off parasites.
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-019 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Algae | Anemones | Bat Ray | Birch Aquarium | Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish | Black Seabass | Brydes Whale | California Inland Backcountry |
| California Moray Eel | Common Dolphin | Dolphin | Dragonfly | Drift Kelp | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Garibaldi |
| Gorgonians | Gray Whale | Harbor Seals | Humpback Whale | Hydrocoral | Jellyfish | Julian | Kelp Crab | Krill |
| Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Marine Mammals | Moon Jellyfish | New River | Octopus | Otters | Pacific White-Sided Dolphin |
| Pelagia Jellyfish | Plankton | Pollution | Rissos Dolphin | Sea Lion | Sharks Common to California | Sheephead |
| Shortfin Mako Shark | Spiny Lobster | Squid | Starfish | Urchins | Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera musculus, Carcharodon carcharias, Macrocystis pyrifera, Mola mola, Thysanoessa spinifera, Tursiops truncatus,

keywords
Animals, Backcountry, Baleen, Basking, Beach, Beds, Bottlenosed, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Chemical, Crustacean,
Crustaceans, Dangerous, Dive, Diving, Dolphins, Drift Kelp, Endangered Species, Fishes, Flukes, Fluking, Frond, Fronds,
Gelatinous, Giant Kelp, Inland, Jaws, Kelps, Macrocystis, Mammal, Man Eater, Mineral, Open Ocean, Pacific, Pattern,
Patterns, Pelagic, Pointer, Polluting, Porpoise, Ranch, Ring, Rings, Seaweed, Sharks, Sounding, Spill, Spring, Stormwater,
Tail, Underwater, Water, Water Surface, White Death, Zooplankton

related blog posts
Blue Whale Surface Feeding on Krill

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