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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 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

Pictures 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-003 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-005 request pricing Google Earth

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

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin Photos
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

Common Dolphin Underwater Images
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

Stock photography of Great White Shark Underwater
Great White Shark Underwater
Scad Mackerel in background.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-038 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Underwater Pictures
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

Stock photos of Blue Shark Underwater
Blue Shark Underwater
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-053 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Blue Shark Underwater
Blue Shark Underwater
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-056 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Shortfin Mako Shark Underwater
Shortfin Mako Shark Underwater
Makos are a highly migratory shark species.
species: Isurus oxyrinchus
photo-id: SHM-021 request pricing Google Earth

Shortfin Mako Shark Underwater Stock Photography
Shortfin Mako Shark Underwater
One of two species in the mackerel shark family, Isuridae.
species: Isurus oxyrinchus
photo-id: SHM-033 request pricing Google Earth

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

Green Sea Turtle Images
Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtles are quite common on the big island of Hawaii. This one had hauled out to bask in the sun on a popular black sand beach south of Kona.
species: Chelonia mydas
photo-id: TUR-007 request pricing

Stock photography of Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
At seven to eight feet in length and three hundred pounds or more when mature White-Sided are a large dolphin species.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-059 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Pictures
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
White-Sided playing the kelp game. I have now witnessed this behavior numerous times. An Individual will pickup a piece of drift kelp using either their pectoral fins dorsal fin tail or mouth. A game of keep-away will then ensue with any number of individuals pursuing the one with the kelp.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-064 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Most often found off the coast of Southern California from about October through March but can be spotted year round.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-054 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
At seven to eight feet in length and three hundred pounds or more when mature White-Sided are a large dolphin species.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-052 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Great White Shark Underwater
Great White Shark Underwater
Individuals tagged off the Baja Coast have been found to cross the Pacific nearly to Hawaii and then return each year.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-009 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Fluke Underwater Stock Photography
Blue Whale Fluke Underwater
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-036 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin Underwater Photos
Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin Underwater
Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin known for their natural leaping behaviors are often used in captive shows at zoos and aquaria. In the wild they are often seen inshore even just outside surf breaks along the shoreline.
species: Tursiops truncatus
photo-id: DBN-005 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill Images
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Calf / sub-adult feeding on Krill along with mother visible in background.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-021 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Calf / sub-adult Blue Whale feeding on Krill along with mother visible in background. The ventral pleats allow the throat to become completely distended while filling its mouth with krill and water.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-022 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill Pictures
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Calf / sub-adult feeding on Krill along with mother visible in background.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-023 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Fin Whale Underwater
Fin Whale Underwater
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-017 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures 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-001 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Stubby Squid
Stubby Squid
Normally found on sand and mud bottoms.
species: Rossia pacifica
photo-id: BCU-005 request pricing

Decorated Warbonnet Stock Photography
Decorated Warbonnet
species: Chirolophis decoratus
photo-id: BCU-006 request pricing

see also
| Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | Common Dolphin | Dolphin | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Gray Whale | Great White Shark |
| Humpback Whale | Krill | Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Marine Mammals | Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin | Pacific White-Sided Dolphin |
| Rissos Dolphin | Sharks Common to California | Shortfin Mako Shark | Threatened Species | Tuna Seiner | Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera musculus, Balaenoptera physalus, Carcharodon carcharias, Chelonia mydas, Chirolophis decoratus, Delphinus delphis,
Isurus oxyrinchus, Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus, Prionace glauca, Rossia pacifica, Stenella attenuata, Tursiops truncatus,

keywords
Baleen, Black And White, Bottlenosed, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Dangerous, Dive, Diving, Dolphins, Endangered Species,
Fishes, Flukes, Fluking, Gamefish, Grayscale, Jaws, Leaping, Mammal, Man Eater, Offshore, Open Ocean, Pacific, Pelagic,
Pointer, Porpoise, Professional California Stock, Sharks, Sounding, Squids, Surface, Tail, Turtles, White Death, White Sided,

related blog posts
Blue Whale Underwater
Common Dolphin Underwater
Nose to Fluke Blue Whale Underwater
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
RED Camera System Underwater
Striped Marlin Underwater

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| MarineBio Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | NOAA Fisheries Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | National Geographic Great White Shark |
| PBS Sea Dwellers Blue Shark | Shedd Aquarium Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | Wikipedia Common Dolphin | Wikipedia Fin Whale |
| Wikipedia Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | Wikipedia Shortfin Mako Shark |

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