School of southern bluefin tuna in a tuna fishery tow cage.
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Threatened great white shark, toothy mouth open, approaches camera.
Neptune Islands, South Australia.
Portrait of a resting male African lion, Panthera leo.
National Zoological Park, Washington, District of Columbia.
A noduled sea star on a sea fan.
The Republic of Maldives.
A bottlenose dolphin, Tursisops truncatus, in a sea of blue.
Indian Ocean, Mozambique.
Box jellyfish in shallow clear water off shore. Chiropsalmus quadrigatus
Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Reef scenic with common lionfish and other fish, crinoids, and coral.
Delicate, beautiful pink lotus plant flower.
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington, District of Columbia.
A close view of a rose.
Bonaire Island, West Indies.
Golden sweeper fish, Parapriacanthus ransonneti, aggregating.
Java Sea, Gilli Islands, Lombok, Indonesia.
Colorful patterns in a tube worm in the seas off of the Greek Isles.
Greek Isles, Meditterrenean Sea.
Endangered red panda, Ailurus fulgens, resting in a tree.
Close up portrait of a white-nosed coati, Nasua narica.
An eye of an ember parrotfish.
A school of blue striped snapper fish.
A group of spotted eagle rays.
Swimmer interacting with a whale shark.
Close up of wing color pattern on a Cairns birdwing butterfly.
Butterfly World, Coconut Creek, Florida.
A great blue heron, Ardea herodias, flying over a pond in a rookery.
A close view of a parrotfish eye.
Marine biologist attaching a transmitter to a tiger shark. Galeocerdo cuvier
Raine Island, Australia.
Close up of mushroom coral, Fungia species.
Java Sea, Lombok, Indonesia.
Dramatic sky at sunset over the Island of South Georgia.
Island of South Georgia.
Pygmy sea horse camouflaged in the branches of a coral.
Cherry trees and fountain at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, District of Columbia.
The Jefferson Memorial, Tidal Basin and cherry trees in bloom.
District of Columbia, United States.
Green turtle, Chelonia mydas, at rest in the coral, Gili Islands.
Gili Islands, Indonesia.
A man swimming above a feeding whale shark.
Panoramic of Potomac River above Great Falls on Virginia side of river.
Great Falls State Park, Virginia.
A scropion fish lies in wait for passing prey.
Greek Islands, Mediterranean Sea.
A white-tailed deer buck, Odocoileus virginianus, with antlers in velvet.
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.
An Asian or oriental small-clawed otter, Aonyx cinerea, swimming.
Rugged beauty of the coast of Anarctica at sunset.
Lemaire Channel, Anarctica.
A statue of President Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial.
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, District of Columbia.
Portrait of a clouded leopard, Neofelis nebulosa, a vulnerable species.
Close up of greater flamingo with it's head tucked in it's feathers.
Colorful reef scenic with various fish species and sea fans.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
A balloonfish at the North Pier.
A captive saltwater crocodile.
Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
A manta ray silhouetted in a blue sea, remoras attached near tail.
San Benedicto Island, Mexico.
Biologist swimming near a poisonous Fleckeri box jellyfish.
Weipa, Cape York, Queensland, Australia.
Colorful reef scenic with various species of fish.
Thomas Point Shoal lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay.
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.
A man swimming above a whale shark.
Umbrellas on a beach with approaching surf at sunrise.
A sleek blue shark plying the blue waters of the North Atlantic.
Rhode Island, Atlantic Ocean.
A school of striped grunt fish near North Pier.
Diver feeding an assortment of fish.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Purse seine fishing for southern bluefin tuna in the Southern Ocean.
Church shadows on the white-washed walls of the Village of Mykonos.
Mykonos Village, Mykonos Island, Greece.
Three swimmers tagging along with a feeding whale shark.
A spotted eagle ray.
Giant clam mantle, Tridacna species.
Close view of a black eyed susan flower.
Princeton, New Jersey.
A school of golden sweeper fish, Parapriacanthus ransonneti.
World's smallest species of sea horse in the branches of a coral.
Box jelly with fish in it's tentacles and another in it's stomach.
Weipa, Cape York, North Queensland, Australia.Chironex fleckeri
Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, on a blooming shrub.
School of southern bluefin tuna in a tuna fishery tow pen.
Anemone fish near the stinging tentacles of a sea anemone.
Portrait of an endangered red panda, Ailurus fulgens.
Panoramic image of United States Capitol building.
Washington, District of Columbia.
A hawksbill turtle.
A flock of snow geese, Chen caerulescens, in flight.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, Maryland.
Portrait of an eastern tiger swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, on a sunflower.
A school of golden sweeper fish swimming in unison.
Box jelly swimming dangerously close to a wader.
Weipa, Cape York, North Queensland, Australia.
A root-mouthed jellyfish swimming in a sea of blue.
Beluga whale swimming with an open mouth threat display.
A leafy sea dragon fish.
Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia.
Portrait of a young male African lion, Panthera leo.
Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa.
A pod of bottlenose dophins, Tursiops truncatus, in a sea of blue.
Panoramic of Potomac River rushing through rocks at Great Falls.
Lion and lioness, Panthera leo, drinking while remaining alert.
Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Golden sweeper fish, Parapriacanthus ransonneti, swimming in a reef.
Southern bluefin tuna moving from purse seine net to tow pens.
An adult female and male lion, Panthera leo, in a dispute.
The face of Hubbard Glacier looms above Russell Fjord.
Russell Fjord Wilderness, Alaska.
A close view of a Patagonian toothfish also known as Chilean sea bass.
South Georgia Island.
A leafy sea dragon fish resembles a piece of kelp adrift in the water.
A Patagonian toothfish is gaffed aboard a longliner.
Independence Day fireworks over the Lincoln Memorial and The Mall.
A feather star feeding on a gorgonian coral.
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