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Bikini Atoll Picture Bobtail Squid Deep Sea Smelt Deep Sea Viperfish

Brrr – it’s cold here – lots of great new images from Alaska including Inupiaq whaling. We have shark teeth, sand tiger sharks, great white sharks, tiger sharks and more. Cute animals like the California sea otter – cute, cute, cute! Various reptiles such as the northern water snake, Komodo dragon, Fijian iguana, rhino rat snake, Henkel’s leaf tailed gecko, five lined skink, American alligator, tomistoma crocodile, Orinoco crocodile, dwarf caiman, northern diamondback terrapin, yellow spotted Amazon River turtle, Savannah sideneck turtle, black wood turtle, red eared sliders, and the Texas spiny soft shelled turtle. We have amphibians with the African clawed frog, Bornean eared frog, foam nesting frog, European green toad, Amazonian horned frog, White’s tree frog, blue poison dart frog, Colorado river toad, oriental firebelly toad, tomato frog, red eyed tree frog, Vietnamese mossy frog, emperor newt and red spotted newt. We travel to Roatan, Honduras, San Diego California, Cozumel Mexico, British Virgin Islands, Monterey Bay, Canary Islands, New Zealand, Galapagos, and much more! Come check out this months new images – they are sure to inspire!



Wyland Painting Picture Wyland Painting Picture Whitemargin Stargazer Picture Sperm Whale Picture

We have a great collection of unique images this month. Wyland sent us pictures of all of his whaling walls, including his last one at the Olympics in Beijing, China. He also sent us some scientific illustrations of cetaceans, sea turtles and elasmobranches great for species identification. We have cold water images from France showing the European lobster, Homarus gammarus, and other marine invetebrates. We have new coverage from the Galapagos Island Archipelago off of Ecuador. View the endemic birds and marine life found nowhere else in the world. New images from Indonesia including a variety of macro images and wide angle images taken underwater on their spectacular coral reefs. In the Atlantic we travel to Portugal, to the Azores Islands for a newborn sperm whale and then on to Madeira for some interesting fish. As always, our home base of Kailua Kona is rich with pictures with its Hawaiian spinner dolphins, the queen’s Bath in Koloko Honokohau National Historical Park and Tikis at Pu’uhonua o Honaunau. Come take a peek at this month’s new collection of images.



White Bengal Tiger Picture Oarfish Picture Lined Bubble Shell Picture Japanese Macaque

This month we uploaded a variety a photos from many different places in the world.

Our home town of Kailua Kona Hawaii never ceases to amaze us with its wildlife this month we added in excellent shots of our wild cetaceans: false killer whales, Pseudorca crassidens, and rough toothed dolphins, Steno bredanensis, underwater.

Canada came through with images from Nova Scotia with longline fishermen pulling in porbeagle sharks, Lamna nasus, in a legal and managed fishery. On the Pacific side we had sixgill sharks, Hexanchus griseus, and spotted ratefish, Hydrolagus colliei, in Puget Sound off of Seattle Washington.

Australia is always teeming with marine life. We now have pictures of the HMAS Brisbane a navy destroyer sunk as an artificial reef off of Queensland, Australia. Australian pelicans, Pelecanus conspicillatus, are an interesting looking bird and bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus at the famous Monkey Mia in Western Australia.

We have more great white sharks pictures underwater in Guadalupe, Mexico and cave diving images from Dos Ojos, Cenote, Riviera Maya, Yucutan Peninsula, in Mexico.

The Azores may be a remote location in the Atlantic Ocean but the cetaceans seem to love it. These islands attract many rare and interesting species of whales and dolphins.

It seems ever month we expand our collection of interesting species and fish behaviors from the Lembeh Strait in Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia and also from Papua New Guinea as the soft coral reefs and macro shots fascinate our photographers.

This month though our Japanese underwater photographers have come through with massive quantities of images from all over Japan. They have fascinating fish including the rare and unusual oarfish, Regalecus glesne or russelii, a deep sea fish and very odd looking. We received images of Lion’s mane jelly fish, Cyanea nozakii, sea nettles, Chrysaora melanster, pyrosome, Pyrosoma atlanticum, flower hat jellyfish, Olindias formosa, and the sea angel, Clione limacine. The images came from: Kagoshima, Shikine Jima Island, Sagami Bay, Shizuoka, Ushi-Jima Island, Yamaguchi, Chichi-Jima, Bonin Islands, Ogasawara, Ushi-Jima Island, Yamaguchi, Sagami Bay, Shizuoka, Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Miyako Jima Island, Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa. The marine life was great but don’t forget looking at our new images of Japanese macaque or snow monkeys bathing in hot springs, Macaca fuscata, - super cute – you just have to see it.

We love our tigers here – white Bengal tigers that is – check out our new images.

And finally, from the Atlantic Ocean we have great pictures from Palm Beach, Florida and the Bahamas.



Shortfin Mako Shark Picture Green Sea Turtle and Woman Snorkeler Picture White Tern Chick Picture Leafy Sea Dragon Picture

This month we have a lot of unique pictures. We have fish found in our local supermarkets such as Pacific blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, and broadbill swordfish, Xiphias gladius. We have unusual views of submersible fish pens used to raise almaco jacks aka Kona Kampachi, Seriola rivoliana, at Kona Blue Water Farms an aquaculture facility on the Big Island of Hawaii. Species identification shots of various shells, snails, limpets and jaws of sharks. Hawaiians used marine life in their culture such as shark hooks, octopus lures, trolling lures, ceremonial horn, water gourd, ceremonial drums, shark skin sander, etc. Beautiful images from underwater in California including the odd looking ocean sunfish, Mola mola, and the world’s fastest shark – the shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus. We are lucky to have the fascinating underwater world of the Gulf of Maine, Cape Cod and Rhode Island it is amazing how the cold water thrives with life. St. Eustatius in the Caribbean with its shipwrecks and colorful corals. Brazil and its underwater marine life shows us such diversity including schools of mobula rays, Mobula tarapacana, encrusting sponges, tunicates, hydroids and schools of black jacks, Caranx lugubris. We expanded this month with a plethora of birds: ducks, geese, flamingos, eiders, boobies, oystercatchers, sea gulls, terns, noddies, nenes, and frigatebirds. Green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas, in Hawaii near the Place of Refuge in Honaunau. See snorkelers at a favorite Hawaiian snorkeling beach, Kahaluu Beach Park. Schools of raccoon butterflyfish, Chaetodon lunula, pendant butterlfyfish, Heniochus diphreutes, and the rare Tinker’s butterflyfish, Chaetodon tinkeri. Harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, basking sharks, Cetorhinus maximus, from Europe. And, or course, our most recent activity at Kilaueau Volcano including waterspouts and chunks of flying lava in recent explosions.



Mahi Mahi Bull Picture Gray Whale Eye Picture Short-finned Pilot Whale Bottlenose Dolphin Picture

Excellent pictures of a bull mahi mahi, dorado, or dolphin fish, Coryphaena hippurus, some manta ray night dive pictures at Kona, Hawaii, manta rays, Manta birostris, being cleaned and feeding on plankton, new stock photos of gentoo penguins and chicks, Pygoscelis papua, and surfacing fin whales, Balaenoptera physalus, from Antarctica, pictures of lots of sea birds, sea birds...and more sea birds from Alaska and Baja, Mexico, Alaskan scenery, nice images of underwater gray whales, Eschrichtius robustus, friendly California sea lions, Zalophus californianus, bow-riding pictures of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, surfacing pod of short-finned pilot whales, Globicephala macrorhynchus, long-beaked common dolphins, Delphinus capensis, some Mexican fishery scenes from Baja, Mexico including Mexican scenery and sequential pictures of lunar eclipse and many more.



Giant Otter Cubs Schooling Rainbow Runners and Wyland Crown Anemonefish Fin Whale and Atlantic Spotted Dolphins

We have added a tremendous amount of otter pictures this month including excellent pictures and great coverage of endangered giant otters, Pteronura brasiliensis, European otters, Lutra lutra, North American river otters, Lontra canadensis, smooth-coated otters, Lutrogale perspicillata, Asian small-clawed otter, Aonyx cinereus, endangered southern river otter or Chilean river otter, Lontra provocax, marine otters, Lontra felina, and very rare picture of a Congo clawless otter, Aonyx congicus, as well as those regulars such as sea otters, Enhydra lutris. Other outstanding pictures added are: underwater pictures of artist Wyland and shcooling fish, some sea walnut or warty comb jelly emitting bioluminescent light, ship wrecks, coral reef, tropical fish and marine invertebrates from Papua New Guinea, Palau of Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Manado and Raja Ampat of Indonesia, sea turtle research pictures from Costa Rica, rare pictures of massive tarpon aggregation off Florida Keys, Dusty the friendly bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, and some gray seals, Halichoerus grypus, from Ireland, some excellent picture of sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus, rare shot of a fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus, and Atlantic spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis, and common dolphins and shearwaters attacking bait balls in Azores, Portugal, some surf and surfing pictures, elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, seals and sea lions, and sea birds from California coast, and many more pictures.



King Eider Glacier Bay National Park Mediterranean Black Coral Polyps Chinstrap Penguins

Gentoo penguins, Pygoscelis papua, king penguins and chicks, Aptenodytes patagonicus, seals from South Georgia, some sea birds pictures form Falkland Islands, various landscape pictures around the continental US, Alaska and Hawaii including many spectacular US National Parks, bubble net feeding humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, in Alaska, more Gentoo penguin pictures, Pygoscelis papua, chinstrap penguins, Pygoscelis antarctica, Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, some oraca pictures, Orcinus orca, southern elephant seals, Mirounga leoninashot, Weddell seals, Leptonychotes weddellii, leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, more sea bird picrtues, ice bergs and scenery shot from National Geographic Endeavour of Lindblad Expedition in Antarctica, fabulous coral reef, tropical fish, marine invertebrates from Philippines, coastal scenery and surprizingly colorful coral and fish underwater pictures, ship and airplain wrecks from Mediterranean Sea, fabulous coral reef pictures form Andaman Sea of Thailand, humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, from Silver Bank of Caribbean Sea, polar bears, Ursus maritimus, aerial pictures of walruses, Odobenus rosmarus, native people, water birds, Inuit whaling - butchering bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus, from Arctic Alaska and many more!



Big Wave Surfing in Maui Harp Seal Pup Hector's Dolphins Sooty Tern

Many editorial pictures were added in May including but not limited to: pictures of beach cleaning, clamming in Washington, oyster farm harvesting, surface pictures of sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus, humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, fin whales, Balaenoptera physalus, bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, blue whales, Balaenoptera musculus, and some excellent shots of common dolphins, Delphinus delphis, from Baja, Mexico, tropical reef and reef critters from many different places such as Sipadan, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Galapagos Islands, Cocos Islands, etc. shark pictures - great white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, from Guadalupe Island, gray reef sharks, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, from Yap, Channel Island, Hawaii, monster waves from Maui, various environmental signs, freshwater animals and scenery from Florida - American alligators, Alligator mississippiensis, and other freshwater fish species, great coverage of travel pictures on Maldives resorts, scuba dives, coral reef, tropical fish, etc., sea otter, Enhydra lutris nereis, and many other water birds from the wetland of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, fish, marine invertebrate underwater pictures from Canary Islands, Spain, underwater pictures of colorful Koi the Japanese freshwater carps, best underwater pictures of endangered, wild Hector's dolphins, Cephalorhynchus hectori, variety of reptile and amphibian pictures including terrapins, snakes, lizards, chameleon, frogs, toads, and many more pictures!



Fraser's Dolphins Florida Manatee CalfPollutionGreat White Shark

This month we added many new colorful coral reef images from the Similan Islands off of Thailand, the reefs there are thriving with all types of marine life and some new coral growth experiments. We also have new great white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, with schooling fish at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Florida manatees, Trichechus manatus latirostris, in jade green water and covered in algae at Crystal River, Florida. Great coverage of the Torres Straits in northern Australia this includes green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas, Australian flatback turtles, Natator depressus, from laying eggs to hatchlings crawling into the ocean. Hawaii is where we have especially strong coverage see our new whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, scalloped hammerhead sharks, Sphyrna lewini, pantropical spotted dolphins, Stenella attenuata, spinner dolphins, Stenella longirostris, Hawaiian monk seals, Monachus schauinslandi, green sea turtles being cleaned, manta rays, Manta birostris, many fish species, and octopus, Of course another month of lava, volcanic explosions, tourists viewing the ocean entry, coverage at Pu'u o"o vent, Halemaumau crater, Kilauea Volcano, aerials of the Royal Gardens subdivision & Hilo, We have an extensive collection of images from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, orchids from the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Akaka Falls, views from Kalalau lookout, Napali coast, Waimea canyon, Hanalei, Kokee Forest, nene in Kauai, Hanama Bay in Oahu, cinder cones in Waimea, Rainbow Falls, and the famous Green Sand Beach, We have new pen & ink illustrations. From Brazil we have rainforests, sea life from Fernando de Noronha, freshwater ponds at Maranhao, the critically endangered Northern muriqui, Brachyteles hypoxanthus, and the Vinaceous Amazon parrot, Amazona vinacea. Many more locations and images just take a look!



Irrawady Dolphins Picture Green Sea Turtle HatchlingGreen Frog PictureHumpback Whale Lunging Picture

For March we have a great selection of sea turtle hatchlings swimming - these include green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas, Australian flatback sea turtles, Natator depressus, and hawksbill sea turtles, Eretmochelys imbricata, Images of Kona Coffee trees in bloom on the slopes of Hualalai, Hawaii. We have many different behaviors of Hawaii's humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, both off Kona and Maui. The cherry blossoms blooming in Waimea in spring time. We have a popular destination for coral reefs, rays, sharks in the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar, Indian Ocean. The coastlines of California are always dramatic with their crashing waves and rough shorelines. Micronesia has pristine coral reefs, lovely atolls, and colorful reef fish. We have pictures of the cold weather of the Shetland Islands in Antarctica with icebergs, Adelie penguins, Pygoscelis adeliae, gentoo penguins, Pygoscelis papua, and Antarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella. Florida manatees, Trichechus manatus latirostris, in split views or over under shots at Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Homossassa in northern Florida. Daytona Beach with people driving up and down the beaches in their cars and pics of their hotels. The life cycle of a bullfrog, Rana Catiesbeiana, and green frog, Rana Clamitrans melanota, from a tiny tadpole or a pollywog, to a full grown adult with no tail. From the Gulf of Maine we have surf clams, Spisula solidissima, digging into the sand, northern lobster, Homarus americanus, and winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus. Sharks and spectacular soft coral reefs from the Red Sea. We have interesting shots of the rare Irrawaddy dolphins, Orcaella brevirostris, from the lower Mekong River, these are not to be missed!



Sailfish Picture Green Sea Turtle HatchlingBottlenose Dolphin PictureArgonaut or Paper Nautilus Picture

For the month of February we got in spectacular shots of the pelagic Atlantic sailfish, Istiophorus albicans or Istiophorus platypterus, feeding on sardines off the Yucatan in Caribbean. We have a rare and beautiful photographs of a paper nautilus or Argonaut, Argonauta argo. The Texas Flower Gardens Bank in the Gulf of Mexico is a National Marine Sanctuary and a place to see coral spawning, slipper lobster, Scyllarides nodifer, and the unusual sargassumfish, Histrio histrio, a master of camouflage. Papua New Guinea is world renown for its untouched reefs teeming with life. We have many lighthouses from all over the USA, Our new macros and wideangle shots from Bali in Indonesia are fascinating and colorful. Weird & creepy is the only way to describe the giant isopod, Bathynomus giganteus. The sand dunes of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan. Lots of crabs including spiny king crabs, Paralithodes rathbuni, tanner crabs, Chionoecetes bairdi, Japanese spider crab, Macrocheira kaempferi, spider crab, Leptomithrax gaimardii, and Dungeness crabs, Cancer magister. Southern keeled octopus, Octopus berrima, eggs hatching baby octopus. From Alaska we have a spectacular selection of breaching humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, we also have flukes, bubble net and lunge feeding. We have lots of reptiles includina many species of snakes, alligators and crocodiles, freshwater turtles and tortoises. Inspiring images of pelagic creatures at night off of Kona, Hawaii. And finally winter time in Mount Rainer National Park, snow covered mountains and streams.



Napoleon Wrasse Picture Coral Reef Fiji PictureNeedlefish and Cleaner Wrasse PictureGreen Sea Turtle Mating Picture

January was a busy month with exciting new photos. We have northern bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, off of Mexico in aquaculture facilities. We had excellent coverage of green sea turtles mating, Chelonia mydas. We encountered false killer whales, Pseudorca crassidens, long snouted spinner dolphins, Stenella longirostris, silky sharks, Carcharhinus falciformis, all off of our home here in Kona, Hawaii. The Waikupanaha ocean entry was active, pictures of the heavy vog, visitors on dangerous new lava benches viewing the activity, explosive lava action at Kalapana in Puna, shatter rings, Pahoa steam caves on the Big Island of Hawaii, and surfing off the Kona Coast, Our photographers explored Indonesia and we have pictures of the crab eating macaque, Maccaca fascicularis. One of our photographers spent time at St. Peter and St. Paul's rocks in Brazil capturing crashing waves, split views, underwater substrate, rainbow runners, Elagatis bipinnulata, beautiful queen angelfish, Holacanthus ciliaris, even the endemic blue morphotype, brown boobies, Sula leucogaster, black jacks, Caranx lugubris, and the surf zone with green algae, Caulerpa racemosa. We have aerials of the flooded tropical rain forest of the Amazon. The incredible tropical coral reefs of Fiji are brilliant in our pictures. We have interesting images of sponges being harvested off of Tarpon Springs, Florida. White mullet, Mugil curema, Atlantic spadefish, Chaetodiptereus faber, cottonwicks, Haemulon melanurum, all schooling off of Florida, along with a sleeping loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta. Florida is home to the manatee and this month proves to have an excellent selection of images. Marine life from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, including polar sea stars, Leptasterias polaris, waved whelks, Buccinum undatum, and northern red anemones, Urticinia felina.

New coverage from Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Line Islands in the Pacific. Underwater scenics and marine life from the Phillipines, Croatia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Red Sea, Maldives, Tuamotus, Grenadines, Bequia, St. Vincent and Australia, Patterns underwater were also a theme this month. Great new encounters with sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus, in the gulf of California and the Caribbean. Dead reefs destroyed by typhoons off of Yap, Micronesia. Scuba Divers exploring the Hilma Hooker ship wreck and the reefs in Bonaire, Netherland Antilles Reef critters from everywhere around the globe! And finally let's not forget the frog jumping contest, pictures from Valley City Ohio. May the best frog win.