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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Week in wildlife: Hitching A Ride On A Whale Shark

A whale shark opens its huge mouth as fish hitch a ride on its back in Azores, Portugal... Image: Breathtaking pictures from 2013 (© Nuno Sa / Barcroft Media)

A whale shark opens its huge mouth as fish hitch a ride on its back in Azores, Portugal [Photo: Nuno Sa]

A whale shark (Rhincodon typus) opens its huge mouth as fish hitch a ride on its back in Azores, Portugal. As you probably already know, the whale shark is the largest species of “fish” currently in existence. (via: Guardian UK)              (Photo: Nuno Sa/Barcroft Media)

A whale shark (Rhincodon typus) opens its huge mouth as fish hitch a ride on its back in Azores, Portuagal. Source: Guardian UK. Photo: Nuno Sa.

A whale shark (Rhincodon typus) opens its huge mouth as fish hitch a ride on its back in Azores, Portuagal. Source: Guardian UK. Photo: Nuno Sa. Travel to Azores Islands in Portugal to enjoy azores beautiful nature. -- Have a look at http://www.travelerguides.net

A whale shark (Rhincodon typus) opens its huge mouth as fish hitch a ride on its back in Azores, Portugal.

Fish Hitching A Ride On A Whale Shark

Sea life

The week in wildlife – in pictures

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Undulations of the fins of a skate viewed from the side, Étienne-Jules Marey, 1894

Undulations of the fins of a skate viewed from the side, Étienne-Jules Marey, 1894 // I'm afraid of these but this is pretty rad.

Undulations of the fins of a skate viewed from the side, Étienne-Jules Marey, 1894 -- would love to print for wall

Undulations of the fins of a skate viewed from the side, Étienne-Jules Marey (1894)

Beautiful. One of my favorite animals. Undulate / Étienne-Jules Marey, 1894

Undulate / Étienne-Jules Marey, 1894 by lowercase rach

Skate Fin Undulations - Étienne-Jules Marey, 1894

This would be a sweet tattoo

/etienne-jules marey. 1894.

Tattoo idea

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Whale Shark and Gringos

Whale Shark (and entourage) ~ Miks' Pics "Sea Life l" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/sea-life-l/

whale shark & friends #putdownyourphone #nature #Dream_Underwater_World #water #beauty #Ocean #ocean_life #sea_life

Whale Shark and Gringos - by Grupo CAM on flickr #whaleshark #sharks #sea #oceanlife

Whale Shark and Gringos beautiful sea life

Whale Shark- love this sea creature!

Whale shark & gorgeous red fish

#Whale #Shark #whaleshark

Whale Shark with red fish

deep blue

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Mola mola becomes Internet celebrity after photographed off California

Mola mola becomes Internet celebrity after photographed off California | Daily Buzz - Yahoo! News Canada

Mola mola (ocean sunfish) an alien-like sea creature photographed by Daniel Botelho gains Internet stardom.

Holy Mola!!! Ocean Sunfish Mola mola by Daniel Botelho, thewildmagazine: The Mola mola is the heaviest bony fish in the world weighing up to 1,000kg and can be as tall as it is long. It eats jellyfish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_sunfish #Ocean_Sunfish #Mola_mola

Photojournalist Daniel Botelho snapped this stunning shot of a mola mola (ocean sunfish) more than two years ago, but it wasn't widely seen until this year. The ocean sunfish has an average adult weight of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) — it's the largest bony fish in the world! - #fish #species #sunfish #mola

Mola Mola or Ocean Sunfish. Amazing fish.: Water, Ocean Sunfish, Mola Mola, Sea Life, Animals, Daniel Botelho, Sea Creatures, Sun Fish

Ocean Sunfish Mola mola by Daniel Botelho, thewildmagazine: The Mola mola is the heaviest bony fish in the world weighing up to 1,000kg and can be as tall as it is long. It eats jellyfish. If it eats those stingy plastic bags it can be my friend

This is my favorite fish. Saw one at the Monterey aquarium in Cali and have never forgot it. Ocean Sunfish Mola mola by Daniel Botelho, thewildmagazine: The Mola mola is the heaviest bony fish in the world weighing up to 1,000kg and can be as tall as it is long. It eats jellyfish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_sunfish #Ocean_Sunfish #Mola_mola

Giant Ocean Sunfish-Mola molas Two years later, alien-like sea creature gains Internet stardom

--------------Fish Free Friday-------------- Take a look at this funny looking ocean sunfish. There are so many mysterious creatures in the seas and oceans: daily, new species are being discovered in various sizes, shapes and colors. Let's give marine life the chance to recover and flourish by choosing a fish-free day! We have 100% vegetarian Tuna for you, so no one has to miss out on anything: http://www.vegetarianbutcher.com/products

Two years later, alien-like sea creature gains Internet stardom Mola Mola Sunfish

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Naturezafrom Natureza

Mergulhar para alimentar tubarões ajuda a conservar espécie, diz estudo

Seriously scary!

Ge 1:21 And God created the great sea creatures and all living creatures that move and swarm in the waters according to their kinds and every winged flying creature according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Divers Chilling Below Huge Tiger Shark By Jim Abernethy http://www.incrediblesnaps.com/50-fish-photographs

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat. 12 ft. long female tiger shark shows off her size above a row of SCUBA divers at Tiger Beach, Bahamas.

#Scuba #Dive #Watersports #Boatyard #Adventure #Miami

Tiger Shark #sharks #beast #sealife

Tiger shark damn thats a big shark

front seat to shark week.

Whale shark

Gabrielle, 22, great interest in marine life, primarily sharks. This blog is dedicated to marine biology. personal - { }

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mantas

Underwater photography by Andrey Narchuk. Manta rays--there isn't a more majestic creature.

Sonata / Andrey Narchuk blue ocean photography animal sealife

Stingrays.........they actually look like manta rays...Marie

Stingrays.........Sonata de Andrey Narchuk!

Beautiful #mantarays, Andrey Narchuk

By far, my favorite sea creature

Sting rays Andrey Narchuk

down in the deep blue sea

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Pieuvre #octopus #arm #tentacle #cephalopod #suckers #photography

Octopus Photo by GirlAi (Silvia Cipriani) via Flickr

Octopi are my second favorite sea creature.

Octopus (Photo Silvia Cipriani)

#seacreature #octopus #sealife

Amazing creatures, these ones.

Cephalopod.

Octopus eye

Sea Life by Nikiboy on Indulgy.com

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Animal Nature: 'Ocean Soul' photo exhibit dives deep; migrating whales move north; Oregon Coast Aquarium primes for spring break

tiny diver

Deep ocean. The size is overwhelming. "Most Elephants Weigh Less than the Tongue of a Blue Whale." This is Erin's dreeeaaaaammmm

Deep ocean. The size is overwhelming. "Most Elephants Weigh Less than the Tongue of a Blue Whale."

Animal Nature: 'Ocean Soul' photo exhibit dives deep. What an amazing picture!

Size!!! "Most Elephants Weigh Less than the Tongue of a Blue Whale."

I heart whales

Blue Whale

Animal Nature: 'Ocean Soul' photo exhibit dives deep; migrating whales move north; Oregon Coast Aquarium primes for spring break

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Photo by David Wrobel The nightmarish fangtooth fish is among the deepest-living fish ever discovered. Can be found in the icy, crushing depths near 16,500 ft. They have, proportionately, the longest teeth of any fish, but the fish doesn't grow bigger than 6 in long.

Fangtooth Fish Photograph by David Wrobel. The fish's normal habitat ranges as high as about 6,500 feet, but it has been found swimming at icy, crushing depths near 16,500 feet. Fangtooth fish teeth are the largest, proportionate to body size, of any fish.

Ocean Views – Mini-Blogs – Voices.The photograph above, by David Wrobel, SeaPics, is from the most popular ocean gallery on the National Geographic website: Deep-Sea Creatures

Photo by David Wrobel The nightmarish fangtooth fish is among the deepest-living fish ever discovered. Can be found in the icy, crushing depths near 16,500 ft. They have, proportionately, the longest teeth of any fish, but the fish doesn't grow bigger

scarey unique odd weird small deep sea underwater sea creature fish.The nightmarish fangtooth is among the deepest-living fish ever discovered. The fish's normal habitat ranges as high as about 6,500 feet (2,000 meters), but it has been found swimming at icy, crushing depths near 16,500 feet (5,000 meters). Fangtooth fish reach only about six inches (16 centimeters) long. Recommend by http://www.fishinglondon.co.uk/

Fangtooth Fish The nightmarish fangtooth is among the deepest-living fish ever discovered. The fish's normal habitat ranges as high as about 6,500 feet (2,000 meters), but it has been found swimming at icy, crushing depths near 16,500 feet (5,000 meters). Fangtooth fish reach only about six inches (16 centimeters) long, but their namesake teeth are the largest, proportionate to body size, of any fish. - Deep-Sea Creature Photos -- National Geographic

Deep Sea Dragon Fish | David Wrobel Photography » Deep Sea Creatures » Fangtooth-2

(Documentary) Deep Ocean Creatures (HD)

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GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 – in pictures

Sleeping whales by Magnus Lundgren

Sleeping sperm whales by Magnus Lundgren. Whales are voluntary breathers, so only half of their brain can sleep at any time - they have to think to breath! Scientists found this out the hard way when they tried to put a dolphin to sleep for an operation. Its whole brain was asleep so it could not think - it's time to take a breath!

Sleeping whales by Magnus Lundgren--sort of like horses sleeping on their feet, sperm whales sleeping upright.

Aug 9, 2012 Article: Sperm Whales Sleep While 'Drifting' Vertically, Scientists Say (VIDEO) :: www.seethewild.org. Photo by Magnus Lundgren

Sleeping whales by Magnus Lundgren...only sperm whales sleep like this, all other whales sleep horizontally at the surface. Whales 'turn off' one half of their brains while snoozing since they are conscious breathers (unlike us that don't need to think about our breathing). They sleep only about 7% of the day, usually in the late evening.

Sleeping Sperm Whales by Magnus Lundgren #Whales #Sleeping_Whales #Magnus_Lundgren #Photography

GDT: European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011. Sleeping Whales by Magnus Lundgren.

Sleeping Whales by Magnus Lundgren - Eerie. I've always found Sperm Whales fascinating.

Sleeping Whales by Magnus Lundgren - wow! i have never seen whales sleep before!

animals, whales, marine life, sea life, this is how whales sleep

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seahorse

Recommended by http://koslopolis.com - New York City Online Lifestyle Magazine - Sea dragon. I think these are the most beautiful things in the sea

.................. SEA DRAGON .............. ..... I think these are the most beautiful things in the sea

Sea dragon. I think these are the most beautiful things in the sea

Sea dragon The most beautiful things in the sea.

I like these colors for my glass seahorses.

Leafy seahorse

animal photos

Sea Horse

Weird, Wonderful Weedy Seadragons

Dragó de Mar

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scuba cat

"From the Scuba Cat photo essay: 'World, Just Leave Me Alone.'" -- Photo Courtesy of Gene Alba, who owns Hawkeye, this cat, who is Mutley's best friend and scuba diving companion.

Hahahahahaha "From the Scuba Cat photo essay: 'World, Just Leave Me Alone.'" -- Photo Courtesy of Gene Alba, who owns Hawkeye, this cat, who is Mutley's best friend and scuba diving companion. (See http://www.pinterest.com/pin/175218241726163019/ for Mutley diving and http://www.pinterest.com/pin/175218241726163043/ to see them both skateboarding.)

Scuba Diving Cat - SunnyLOL. Funny pictures, Epic fails

#Humor funny cat under water scuba diving

SCUBA cat... I want a scuba-diving cat!

underwater cat hahahahaha

Scuba kitty LOL!

SCUBA DIVER

Top 10 Funny Animals in Scuba Diving Gear

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crowned puffer fish

Puffer fish range in size from just a few inches long to almost 2 feet long. There is a huge variety of Puffer fish. Puffer fish contain tetrodoxin, which is lethal to many fish—and to humans, who have yet to develop an antidote. Some Japanese consider the puffer a delicacy, though one fish holds enough toxins to kill 30 people

Puffer fish range in size from just a few inches long to almost 2 feet long. There are a huge variety of Puffer fish.

crowned puffer fish...I think it is so tragic when I see these creatures dried out and for sale in gift shops. I urge all of you to never buy one, so that you don't support this barbaric industry. :(

Rare Exotic Freshwater Fish | ... picture picture 10 next picture picture tags exotic freshwater

Crowned Puffer Fish- saw this fish while on a glass bottomed boat in Acupulco-1974

crowned puffer #fish http://biomesfourth09.wikispaces.com/Coral+Reef+Facts

crowned puffer fish "caught one in Kwajalin"

puffer fish - Google Search

The pufferfish was caught by members of the Souza family while fishing near Duque de Caxias and contained a toxin 1,200 times more lethal than cynanine - a drop of which can kill within 24 hours.

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hypselodoris sp.

Hypselodoris sp. 10 from Muscat, Oman ... photo by Brian Mayes More info: http://www.seaslugforum.net/showall/hypssp10

hypselodoris sp. I'm not real sure what these are but they are really neat Seaslug l<3ve

photo by Brian Mayes of a Nudibranch (Hypselodoris sp.)

Nudibranch (Hypselodoris sp.) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Nudibranch (Hypselodoris sp.) | by Brian Mayes

Nudibranch: Hypselodoris sp.

Hypselodoris sp. Nudibranch

ID courtesy of David Behrens. According to him, this unnamed species is Chromodoris #20 in his book Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs & Sea Slugs. If I had collected specimens then he would have named it after me. If only I had known that when I photographed it. :-( SeaSlugForum have it as an undescribed species #10 of Hypselodoris for more info see here

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Sea Slug II

Colorful ocean creature – a sea slug www.tortugamusicfestival.com // #TortugaFest

Nudibranch Sea Slug found off the coast of Indonesia...

sea slug - sea snail - zee naaktslak - nudibranche

**Colorful ocean creature – a lovely nudibranch!

Colorful sea slug (Glossodoris cruentus)

Colorful ocean creature – a sea slug

lovely nudibranch (sea slug)

Nudibranch Sea Slug f

Colorful Sea Slug

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sea flying

Spotted Eagle Ray formation. When I first saw them, this is very much what it looked like from where I was snorkeling above. They were like watching the most gorgeous butterflies in slow motion. Huge memory for me!

#putdownyourphone #nature #Dream_Underwater_World #water #beauty #Ocean #ocean_life #sea_life

almost sharks - spotted sting rays, which are called Eagle Rays!

Spotted Eagle Ray formation, Keauhou Bay, Big Island, Hawaii.

Stingrays, Cayman Islands (spotted eagle rays)

EAGLE rays. not manta rays

Beautiful sea creatures

spotted ray, Hawaii

Marine life

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Nemo??

Hiding, Flame Hawk Fish (Neocirrhites armatus) Hawaii

Flame Hawk fish hiding in carpet anenome

Flame Hawkfish and a Toadstool Coral

aww GARY the flame hawkfish

Marine Life, Fish

Flame Hawkfish

sea creature

Hawk fish

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Jurassic period iron pyrites Ammonites. England.

Iron Pyrite Ammonites -- Fossilized Cephlapod Shells

AMMONITE iron pyrite ammonites

Iron pyrite ammonites.

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Jurassic period iron pyrites Ammonites. England.

Iron Pyrite Ammonites -- Fossilized Cephlapod Shells

AMMONITE iron pyrite ammonites

Iron pyrite ammonites.

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Jurassic period iron pyrites Ammonites. England.

Iron Pyrite Ammonites -- Fossilized Cephlapod Shells

AMMONITE iron pyrite ammonites

Iron pyrite ammonites.

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Jurassic period iron pyrites Ammonites. England.

Iron Pyrite Ammonites -- Fossilized Cephlapod Shells

AMMONITE iron pyrite ammonites

Iron pyrite ammonites.

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School of fish.

Mackerel Ball - Screen capture from the nature documentary 'Oceans' released in 2010 - fish - SEALIFE - sea creatures

Bait ball - small fish swarming in a tightly packed spherical formation in a last-ditch defensive measure when they are threatened by predators.

A fish ball - only God could create such organized chaos :D OH MY GOODNESS IS THIS REAL!>

A fish ball - only God could create such organized chaos :D

my God, a perfect fishball if ever I seen one.

A BALL OF MACKEREL IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Fish sphere ... Fascinating

Fish Sphere

bait ball

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baby beluga in the deep blue sea...

Beluga Whale | ... photos of a Baby Beluga Whale Calf and a nice video fo the Baby Whale <3 <3 <3

Mother and baby Beluga whale.. I miss the Belugas at PDZA. They were my favorite!

Baby Baluga Whales! Will always be an amazing memory

Baby beluga whale.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Baby Beluga Whale....My favorite animal ever !

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea....

mother and baby Beluga whale.

Pictures of cute baby animals.

Some great photos of a Baby Beluga Whale Calf and a nice video fo the Baby Whale Photos from http://www.sheddaquarium.org/

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Seahorse

Beautiful sea horses! Unlike most sea creatures, sea horses are monogamous for life and are the only species on earth in which the male carry the unborn young.

The Sea Horse is very unique, as the male assumes the feminine role of birthing young. This totem is the representation of the balance of yin and yang. Feminine and masculine. It also carries with it protection, patience and luck

Since my son caught one in Captiva Fla. and I got to hold it before he put it back into the water --- I've always been captivated with these gentle beautiful sea creatures....someday would like to try to raise these captive bred seahorses

seahorses - Google Search

Gorgeous purple seahorse

beautiful seahorses

Baby Seahorse

sea dragon

What if someone told you there was such thing as a horse caterpillar? The sea animal known as a seahorse, has the Latin name of hippocampus. Hippos meaning horse. Kampos meaning sea monster.What if someone told you there was such thing as a horse...

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