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999-3 - Mel, the Killer Whale or Orca (Orcinus orca) narrowly misses out on a South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens) that it was hunting, in Patagonia. Of the 18 only 7 have mastered the stranding behaviour whereby the Orca enters the shallow surf to feed on Sea Lion pups. Distinctive by his 2 metre dorsal fin, Mel is an expert hunter who feeds on Sea Lion pups before taking them back to his pod. This lucky Sea Lion however managed to escape the hunter's attentions.
999-4 - Mel, the Killer Whale or Orca (Orcinus orca) narrowly misses out on a South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens) that it was hunting, in Patagonia. Of the 18 only 7 have mastered the stranding behaviour whereby the Orca enters the shallow surf to feed on Sea Lion pups. Distinctive by his 2 metre dorsal fin, Mel is an expert hunter who feeds on Sea Lion pups before taking them back to his pod. This lucky Sea Lion however managed to escape the hunter's attentions.
999-1 - Mel, the Killer Whale or Orca (Orcinus orca) narrowly misses out on a South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens) that it was hunting, in Patagonia. Of the 18 only 7 have mastered the stranding behaviour whereby the Orca enters the shallow surf to feed on Sea Lion pups. Distinctive by his 2 metre dorsal fin, Mel is an expert hunter who feeds on Sea Lion pups before taking them back to his pod. This lucky Sea Lion however managed to escape the hunter's attentions.
999-2 - Mel, the Killer Whale or Orca (Orcinus orca) narrowly misses out on a South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens) that it was hunting, in Patagonia. Of the 18 only 7 have mastered the stranding behaviour whereby the Orca enters the shallow surf to feed on Sea Lion pups. Distinctive by his 2 metre dorsal fin, Mel is an expert hunter who feeds on Sea Lion pups before taking them back to his pod. This lucky Sea Lion however managed to escape the hunter's attentions.
999-5 - Mel, the Killer Whale or Orca (Orcinus orca) narrowly misses out on a South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens) that it was hunting, in Patagonia. Of the 18 only 7 have mastered the stranding behaviour whereby the Orca enters the shallow surf to feed on Sea Lion pups. Distinctive by his 2 metre dorsal fin, Mel is an expert hunter who feeds on Sea Lion pups before taking them back to his pod. This lucky Sea Lion however managed to escape the hunter's attentions.
1031-46 - Orkney Islands Sept 2011 Wave and Tidal Power shoot - The Pelamis Wave Power machine in Orkney - alongside in Lyness - the machine is the P2 . The Pelamis absorbs the energy of ocean waves and converts it into electricity. The machine floats semi-submerged on the surface of the water and is made up of a number of cylindrical sections joined together by hinged joints. As waves pass down the length of the machine these sections flex relative to one another. The motion at each hinged joint is resisted by hydraulic cylinders which pump fluid into high pressure accumulators allowing electrical generation to be smooth and continuous. Control of the resistance applied by the hydraulic cylinders allows generation to be maximised when waves are small, and the machine response to be minimised in storms. All generation systems are sealed and dry inside the machines and power is transmitted to shore using standard subsea cables and equipment.
1031-47 - Orkney Islands Sept 2011 Wave and Tidal Power shoot - The Pelamis Wave Power machine in Orkney - alongside in Lyness - the machine is the P2 . The Pelamis absorbs the energy of ocean waves and converts it into electricity. The machine floats semi-submerged on the surface of the water and is made up of a number of cylindrical sections joined together by hinged joints. As waves pass down the length of the machine these sections flex relative to one another. The motion at each hinged joint is resisted by hydraulic cylinders which pump fluid into high pressure accumulators allowing electrical generation to be smooth and continuous. Control of the resistance applied by the hydraulic cylinders allows generation to be maximised when waves are small, and the machine response to be minimised in storms. All generation systems are sealed and dry inside the machines and power is transmitted to shore using standard subsea cables and equipment.
1031-45 - Orkney Islands Sept 2011 Wave and Tidal Power shoot - The Pelamis Wave Power machine in Orkney - alongside in Lyness - the machine is the P2 . The Pelamis absorbs the energy of ocean waves and converts it into electricity. The machine floats semi-submerged on the surface of the water and is made up of a number of cylindrical sections joined together by hinged joints. As waves pass down the length of the machine these sections flex relative to one another. The motion at each hinged joint is resisted by hydraulic cylinders which pump fluid into high pressure accumulators allowing electrical generation to be smooth and continuous. Control of the resistance applied by the hydraulic cylinders allows generation to be maximised when waves are small, and the machine response to be minimised in storms. All generation systems are sealed and dry inside the machines and power is transmitted to shore using standard subsea cables and equipment.
1031-48 - Orkney Islands Sept 2011 Wave and Tidal Power shoot - The Pelamis Wave Power machine in Orkney - alongside in Lyness - the machine is the P2 . The Pelamis absorbs the energy of ocean waves and converts it into electricity. The machine floats semi-submerged on the surface of the water and is made up of a number of cylindrical sections joined together by hinged joints. As waves pass down the length of the machine these sections flex relative to one another. The motion at each hinged joint is resisted by hydraulic cylinders which pump fluid into high pressure accumulators allowing electrical generation to be smooth and continuous. Control of the resistance applied by the hydraulic cylinders allows generation to be maximised when waves are small, and the machine response to be minimised in storms. All generation systems are sealed and dry inside the machines and power is transmitted to shore using standard subsea cables and equipment.
1060-8 - This new born calf with its mother graceful glide together as the mother protects her calf and the calf learns essential behaviour to survive the open ocean. taken in Vava'u Tonga South Pacific
1022-79 - Silver drummer (kyphosus sydneyanus) silvery grey colour, feeding on brown seaweed, wild, day, schools, marine protected area, diving off Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Indian Ocean. MORE INFO: other name common buffalo bream, dark tail and a distinctive dark line that looks a little like a moustache below the eye, occur in large schools. Distribution more widespread throughout Australia.
1022-89 - common seadragon (phyllopteryx taeniolatus) voracious hunters, camouflage looking like a piece of floating weed, unique to Australia, wild, dusk, shore diving, sand, marine park, metropolitan, Perth city, Indian Ocean, cool temperate waters of Western Australia. MORE INFO: amongst kelp, female seadragon deposits up to 150 eggs into the spongy, soft tissue under the tail of the male seadragon. Once fertilised, eggs incubate about 8 weeks. On hatching, miniature seadragons are independent and will start eating almost immediately.
1022-86 - Western buffalo bream (kyphosus cornelii) silvery brown colour, feeding on seaweed, schools, wild, day, silvery brown colour, marine protected area, diving off Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Indian Ocean. MORE INFO: other name buff bream, lacks the dark edging on the tail fin and dark line under the eye. Restricted to WA as name suggests.
1022-91 - Silver drummer (kyphosus sydneyanus) silvery grey colour, feeding on brown seaweed, wild, day, schools, marine protected area, diving off Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Indian Ocean. MORE INFO: other name common buffalo bream, dark tail and a distinctive dark line that looks a little like a moustache below the eye, occur in large schools. Distribution more widespread throughout Australia.
1022-87 - Western buffalo bream (kyphosus cornelii) silvery brown colour, feeding on seaweed, schools, wild, day, silvery brown colour, marine protected area, diving off Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Indian Ocean. MORE INFO: other name buff bream, lacks the dark edging on the tail fin and dark line under the eye. Restricted to WA as name suggests.
1022-93 - Tube anemones (pachycerianthus delwynae), wild, day, shore diving, sand, metropolitan, Perth city, Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, Indian Ocean. MORE INFO: attractive specie is white with purple tips on the tentacles
1022-90 - common seadragon (phyllopteryx taeniolatus) voracious hunters, camouflage looking like a piece of floating weed, unique to Australia, wild, dusk, shore diving, sand, marine park, metropolitan, Perth city, Indian Ocean, cool temperate waters of Western Australia. MORE INFO: blue water, female seadragon deposits up to 150 eggs into the spongy, soft tissue under the tail of the male seadragon. Once fertilised, eggs incubate about 8 weeks. On hatching, miniature seadragons are independent and will start eating almost immediately.
1022-94 - cray pot, wild, day, Western Australian rock lobster (panulirus cygnus), marine protected area, free-diving off Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Indian Ocean. MORE INFO: checking pots for crayfish, catch and release if to small or females with eggs.
1022-84 - footballer sweep (neatypus obliquus) diagonal yellow bands are edged in black and stand out against the silvery-blue body, wild, day, marine protected area, reef, in small schools diving off Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Indian Ocean. MORE INFO: other name stripey, eating green algae as they sweep over the reef.
1022-82 - bengal sergeant (abudefduf bengalensis) wild, day, marine protected area, diving off Coral Bay, Ningaloo reef, Western Australia, Indian Ocean. MORE INFO: has rounded, white-edged tail lobes.
1022-88 - dead man's fingers (codium galeatum), wild, dusk, shore diving, sand, marine park, metropolitan, Perth city, Western Australia, Indian Ocean. MORE INFO: spongy texture, the fronds divide regularly into two, and their surface appears fuzzy up to a metre long. Common in rough water areas.
1022-92 - common seadragon (phyllopteryx taeniolatus) voracious hunters, camouflage looking like a piece of floating weed, unique to Australia, wild, dusk, shore diving, sand, marine park, metropolitan, Perth city, Indian Ocean, cool temperate waters of Western Australia. MORE INFO: amongst kelp, female seadragon deposits up to 150 eggs into the spongy, soft tissue under the tail of the male seadragon. Once fertilised, eggs incubate about 8 weeks. On hatching, miniature seadragons are independent and will start eating almost immediately.
1022-77 - common seadragon (phyllopteryx taeniolatus) voracious hunters, camouflage looking like a piece of floating weed, unique to Australia, wild, dusk, shore diving, sand, marine park, metropolitan, Perth city, Indian Ocean, cool temperate waters of Western Australia. MORE INFO: amongst kelp, female seadragon deposits up to 150 eggs into the spongy, soft tissue under the tail of the male seadragon. Once fertilised, eggs incubate about 8 weeks. On hatching, miniature seadragons are independent and will start eating almost immediately.
1022-76 - Southern blue devil (paraplesiops meleagris), wild, day, solitary, bottom dwelling specie, marine protected area, diving off Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Indian Ocean.
1022-85 - Southern blue devil (paraplesiops meleagris), wild, day, solitary, bottom dwelling specie, marine protected area, diving off Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Indian Ocean.
1022-81 - tallfin batfish (platax teira), juvenile, wild, day, marine protected area, diving off Coral Bay, Ningaloo reef, Western Australia, Indian Ocean. MORE INFO: with 3 dark bars, very long dorsal, anal and pelvic fins, feed on plankton from water column.
1022-83 - western king wrasse (coris auricularis), male, dark pink colour with reddish-brown band running around boby and blue-green colouration over the head, wild, day, marine protected area, diving off Rottnest Island, reef edges, sand, seagrass, Western Australia, Indian Ocean. MORE INFO: social structure where dominant male, usually the biggest in the area, will have a harem of females. When the male dies or is absent for any length of time the largest female will change sex and dominate the group.
1022-80 - Jourdan's turban (turbo jourdani) large gastropod shell, reddish-brown, Rottnest Island reef, wild, day, marine protected area, free-diving off, cool temperate waters of Western Australia. MORE INFO: Marine plant common kelp, a dominant feature of the underwater landscape. Protected areas are covered in lush growth of diverse algae, also red algea are here.
983-51 - aerial view of lava ocean entry - hot molten lava fed from multiple underground lava tubes, creating massive steam clouds as it enters cold ocean, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean
983-30 - humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, head breaching calf with smooth, light gray color characteristic of a newborn, approximately 12 feet in length and weighing upwards of two tons, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean
983-185 - lava field, palm tree groves, Kiholo Bay, Haleakala volcanic mountain (10,023 ft) of Maui and Pacific Ocean in backgound, scenic view from Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA