North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean. The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring. Megaptera novaeangliae, Molokai, Hawaii.
Blue whale close-up underwater portrait, taken breath-hold diving just a few feet away from the enormous blue whale with a fisheye lens.
The Wave, North Coyote Buttes.
Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach.
Half Dome and storm clouds at sunset, viewed from Sentinel Bridge.
Sunrise glints yellow on breaking wave at the Wedge
Male elk bugling during the fall rut, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Cervus canadensis.
A kelp forest with sunbeams passing through kelp fronds. Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island, California.
West Indian Manatee, swims slowly through the clear waters of Crystal River, Florida. Trichechus manatus.
Mature male coastal brown bear boar (grizzly bear) in sedge grass meadows. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Ursus arctos.
Atop Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Vernal Falls at peak flow in late spring, with a rainbow appearing in the spray of the falls. Yosemite National Park.
A rainbow appears in the mist of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. At 308 feet, the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River is the tallest fall in the park. This view is from Lookout Point on the North side of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. When conditions are perfect in midsummer, a midmorning rainbow briefly appears in the falls.
A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Mexico's Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and use it as a staging area before journeying farther into the Pacific ocean.
Scalloped hammerhead shark swims over a reef in the Galapagos Islands. The hammerheads eyes and other sensor organs are placed far apart on its wide head to give the shark greater ability to sense the location of prey.
Light Beam in Upper Antelope Slot Canyon. Thin shafts of light briefly penetrate the convoluted narrows of Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, sending piercing beams through the sandstone maze to the sand floor below.
Hawaiian spinner dolphin, resting herd swimming along reef.
John Moulton barn at sunrise with Teton Range, on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
Caribbean reef shark, ampullae of Lorenzini visible on snout.
Owachomo Bridge and Milky Way. Owachomo Bridge, a natural stone bridge standing 106' high and spanning 130' wide,stretches across a canyon with the Milky Way crossing the night sky.
Sky Rock Petroglyphs at Dawn, Volcanic Tablelands, Bishop, California.
Tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, Bahamas.
Mount Rainier reflected in Tipsoo Lake
Bald eagle spreads its wings to land amid a large group of bald eagles. Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Alaska.
Yosemite Falls and rainbow, Half Dome in distance, viewed from the Yosemite Falls trail, spring.
Blue whale 80-feet long. Kapow now that's a photo!
Stars and the Milky Way over ancient bristlecone pine trees, in the White Mountains at an elevation of 10,000' above sea level. These are the oldest trees in the world, some exceeding 4000 years in age.
Delicate Arch at Sunset, Arches National Park
Panoramic photograph of Broken Hill and La Jolla from Torrey Pines at sunrise
Rainbow and clearing storm clouds, sunrise light on Manly Beacon, Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California.
Mobius Arch at sunrise, framing snow dusted Lone Pine Peak and the Sierra Nevada Range in the background. Also known as Galen's Arch, Mobius Arch is found in the Alabama Hills Recreational Area near Lone Pine.
California sea lions swim and socialize over a kelp-covered rocky reef, underwater at San Clemente Island in California's southern Channel Islands.
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree, storm front passing over White Mountains, sunset, panorama
Sailing stone on the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter
Coastal Redwoods, Northern California
Water rushes through a narrow crack, in the red sandstone of Zion National Park, with fallen autumn leaves.
Panorama of Crater Lake from Watchman Lookout Station, panoramic picture. The Watchman Lookout Station No. 168 is one of two fire lookout towers in Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon. For many years, National Park Service personnel used the lookout to watch for wildfires during the summer months. It is also a popular hiking destination because it offers an excellent view of Crater Lake and the surrounding area.
Panoramic photograph of the Grand Tetons, reflected in the glassy waters of the Snake River at Schwabacher Landing, on a beautiful summer morning.
Milky Way galaxy over Mobius Arch at night, Alabama Hills.
The Milky Way galaxy echoes the shape of Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park in this, night-time star field exposure.
La Tour Eiffel, The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, who designed the tower in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. The Eiffel tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world
Flowing water and fall cottonwood trees, along the Virgin River in the Zion Narrows in autumn.
Sperm whale underwater, Sao Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal. Physeter macrocephalus.
A giant sequoia tree soars skyward from the forest floor. Sequoiadendron giganteum. Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park.
Old Faithful geyser at sunset, at peak eruption.
Atlantic spotted dolphin.
Mount St. Helens Panorama, Washington.
Sea otters, resting on the surface by lying on their backs, in a group known as a raft.
Notre Dame de Paris. Notre Dame de Paris (""Our Lady of Paris""), also known as Notre Dame Cathedral or simply Notre Dame, is a historic Roman Catholic Marian cathedral on the eastern half of the Ile de la Cite in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. Widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the largest and most well-known churches in the world ever built, Notre Dame is the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Paris.
Brooklyn Bridge cables and tower.
The Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor.
Great pyramids, Giza, Egypt. Pyramids of Queens, Pyramid of Menkaure, Pyramid of Khafre, Pyramid of Khufu (left to right, front to back).
Golden Gate Bridge, viewed from the Marin Headlands with the city of San Francisco in the distance. Late afternoon.