Courtship and mating Pictures

 
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Courtship and Mating Pictures of Marine Wildlife, Birds, Frogs, and Reptiles

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Many species have mate selection rituals that are known as courtship, and is the process in which the different species select their partners for reproduction purposes. Courtship may involve complicated movements, touching, vocalization, displays of beauty, or fighting prowess. Typically, the male initiates the courtship and the female chooses to either mate or reject the male, based on whether the male has displayed the right characteristics to perpetuate the species in good health to the next generation. Mating is the pairing of opposite sex animals, either for copulation, or for external fertilization of eggs by sperm.

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picture of Atlantic spotted dolphins mating picture of courtship at sunset of black footed albatross picture of mating green sea turtles Short-snouted Seahorse

Picture of Atlantic spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis, mating, note tooth rakes on head of female above, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean

Picture #: 001808

Image of black-footed albatross, Diomedea nigripes, courtship at sunset, Midway Atoll, NW Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii, Pacific

Picture #: 078579

Stock photo of mating pair of green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas, Sipadan Island, Malaysia.

Picture #: 045182

Photo of nurse sharks, Ginglymostoma cirratum, male grasping female prior to mating, Florida Keys, Florida, Atlantic Ocean

Picture #: 001266

picture of mating herd of Florida manatee Picture of White's seahorses transferring eggs to male's pouch picture of whitetip reef shark with mating scars picture of mating South American sea lions

Picture of Florida manatee or West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, mating herd of one female pursued by six males, Crystal River, Florida

Picture #: 000820

Image of of White's seahorse or sea horses, Hippocampus whitei, mating, female transferring eggs to male's brood pouch, Australia

Picture #: 009046

Stock photo of whitetip reef shark, Triaenodon obesus, with mating scars or mating bites, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, East Pacific

Picture #: 006680

Photo of South American sea lions, Otaria flavescens, mating, Patagonia, Argentina, South Atlantic

Picture #: 002807

picture of humpback whale courtship behavior picture of horshoe crabs mating picture of gentoo penguin courtship braying picture of manta ray courtship

Picture of humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, courtship behavior - male approaches female while blowing bubbles aggressively, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

Picture #: 006309

Image of horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus, mating with the larger female at the bottom, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park, Florida, Gulf of Mexico

Picture #: 006016

Stock photo of a gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua, courtship braying, West Falkland, Falkland Islands, sub Antarctic Atlantic

Picture #: 009404

Photo of manta rays, Manta birostris, swimming over reef in courtship behavior, West Maui, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

Picture #: 011453

piture of grasping front claw of loggerhead sea turtle picture of male whitetip reef shark biting female picture of market squid mating picture of green sea turtles mating

Picture of loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, front flipper, showing claw which male uses to hold female during mating, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean

Picture #: 003663

Image of male whitetip reef shark, Triaenodon obesus, biting female during courtship, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, East Pacific Ocean

Picture #: 001494

Stock photo of market squid, Loligo opalescens, mating, California, East Pacific Ocean

Picture #: 011279

Photo of green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas, mating with male on top, Sipadan Island, Borneo, Malaysia, Pacific Ocean

Picture #: 001938

picture of Atlantic spotted dolphins mating picture of mating northern elephant seals picture of mating day octocpus picture of bat ray courtship

Picture of Atlantic spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis, mating, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean

Picture #: 010873

Image of northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, mating pair, Big Sur Coast, California, East Pacific

Picture #: 011612

Stock photo of mating day octopi, Octopus cyanea, male on the left passes sperm packets down specialized third arm, hectoctylus, to female, Kona, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean

Picture #: 008730

Photo of bat ray, Myliobatis californica, courtship in California Channel Islands

Picture #: 021153

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