Chuck Davis / Tidal Flats Ltd.
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A great white shark gently rubs its nose against a plastic (Lexan) anti-shark tube designed by famed Australian diver, Rodney Fox, as Fox photographs from inside.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A great white shark gently...

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Its powerful jaws agape with razor-sharp serrated teeth, a great white shark breaches through the ocean's surface at the Neptune Islands, South Australia.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Its powerful jaws agape
with...

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Wearing a custom-fitted satellite/vhf telemetry tag on his dorsal fin, Keiko, the male killer whale of "Free Willy" fame, breaches in the wild off the  coast of Iceland.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Wearing a custom-fitted
satellite/vhf telemetry...

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A pod of California sea lions perform an underwater ballet in a giant kelp forest at Santa Barbara Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A pod of California sea...


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A steep downward camera angle reveals two humpback whales as they emerge from the depths towards the surface rays of the sun; these two humpbacks are swimming in their winter mating and calving grounds near Maui Island, Hawaii.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A steep downward camera
angle...

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Atlantic spotted dolphins, juvenile pod, swimming just beneath ocean surface at Little Bahama Bank.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Atlantic spotted dolphins,
juvenile pod,...

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Backlit by surface sun rays, a pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins swims in formation just beneath the ocean surface at Little Bahama Bank, near Grand Bahama Island.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Backlit by surface sun
rays,...

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Children explore a tidepool with orange sea bats on the coast of Monterey Bay near Point Pinos, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Children explore a tidepool
with...


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Arctic Ocean pack ice with storm clouds approaching in distance.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Arctic Ocean pack ice with...

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Market squid mating at night in Monterey Bay, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Market squid mating at
night...

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A blue shark cruises in the open Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A blue shark cruises in...

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A woman free diver interacts with a pod of wild, but curious Atlantic spotted dolphins who engage in underwater play/mimicry at Little Bahama Bank, near Grand Bahama Island.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A woman free diver
interacts...


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With its stinging tentacles extended, a pink club anemone feeds in the shadows of a giant kelp forest reef ledge (within a colony of other club anemones), in the Santa Barbara Channel, near Santa Barbara, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
With its stinging tentacles
extended,...

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Two-spotted octopus, silhouetted over a giant kelp forest reef ledge off Santa Rosa Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Two-spotted octopus,
silhouetted over a...

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Amazon's Iguazu Falls, aerial view near Brazil/Argentina border.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Amazon's Iguazu Falls, aerial
view...

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Backlit vapor from their exhaled breath reveals a pod of killer whales silhouetted against the coast of British Columbia, during the whales' summer salmon feeding season.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Backlit vapor from their
exhaled...


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Southern sea otter foraging on mussels, on shallow reef just shoreward of giant kelp forest, Monterey, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Southern sea otter foraging
on...

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A great white shark investigates a diver in an experimental tubular plastic (Lexan) anti-shark cage as it floats tethered close to the ocean's surface at the Neptune Islands, South Australia.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A great white shark
investigates...

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Three humpback whales swim in formation in their winter mating and calving grounds near Maui Island, Hawaii.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Three humpback whales swim
in...

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With its embryo visibly developing, a swell shark egg casing rests on a California reef ledge, attached to the holdfast of a giant kelp plant
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
With its embryo visibly
developing,...


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Viewed from just beneath the ocean's surface, a giant kelp canopy, bouyed by it's gas filled floats, or "pneumatocysts", gathers radiant energy from the sun in a giant kelp forest at Santa Barbara Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Viewed from just beneath
the...

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A school of blue rockfish cruises through the deep recesses of a giant kelp forest at Point Lobos Reserve, Carmel, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A school of blue rockfish...

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Salp chain, appox. four feet in length, backlit near the ocean surface.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Salp chain, appox. four
feet...

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Humpback whales in winter breeding and calving grounds off Maui, Hawaii.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Humpback whales in winter
breeding...


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Lionfish portrait, anterior/lateral view showing stinging fin spines.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Lionfish portrait,
anterior/lateral view
showing...

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Giant kelp forest reef ledge with hydro coral, club anemones and sea stars.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Giant kelp forest reef
ledge...

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A pair of adult Atlantic spotted dolphins swims just beneath the ocean surface at Little Bahama Bank, near Grand Bahama Island.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A pair of adult Atlantic...

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Purple water lily floats in foreground of 400-600 year old boabob forest on the southwest coast of Madagascar.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Purple water lily floats in...


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Viewed from a depth of 70-feet, a diver is silhouetted against the ocean's surface, within a giant kelp forest at Santa Catalina Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Viewed from a depth of...

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Temporarily curled into a windmill pattern from surface wave action, the apical tip of a giant kelp frond floats just beneath the surface of the ocean in a giant kelp forest at Santa Catalina Island, California.  This detail shot shows the giant kelp's stem-like stipe, spherical gas floats or "pneumatocysts" and attached kelp blades, which collectively for a "frond" of giant kelp.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Temporarily curled into a
windmill...

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A large great white shark investigates a team of scientists, who observe from an experimental scientific shark cage which employs two Lexan/plastic see-thru walls at the Neptune Islands, South Australia.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A large great white shark...

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With its stinging tentacles extended, a giant green anemone feeds while attached to a giant kelp forest reef ledge, oral view.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
With its stinging tentacles
extended,...


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Jaws agape, a large great white shark breaks the ocean surface at the Neptune Islands, South Australia.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Jaws agape, a large great...

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Spellbound with awe and wonder, two children, ages 7 years (girl) and 9 years (boy), interact with Keiko, the male killer whale star of "Free Willy" via a scientific viewing window during the famous whale's rehabilitation at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport, Oregon.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Spellbound with awe and
wonder,...

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An upward view of a giant kelp stalk (backlit by surface sunlight) shows the giant kelp's blades, gas filled bladders, or "pneumatocysts" and stem-like stipe -- in a giant kelp forest at Santa Catalina Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
An upward view of a...

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Southern stingray lies partially buried on a sandy Caribbean Sea bottom as a free-diver observes from a distance.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Southern stingray lies
partially buried...


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A pink abalone, with yet another smaller hitch-hiking abalone on top of its shell,  grazes on a giant kelp forest reef ledge at approx. 40-foot depth in Monterey Bay, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A pink abalone, with yet...

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Atlantic spotted dolphins playing with free diver.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Atlantic spotted dolphins
playing with...

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Killer whale spyhopping,summer feeding grounds,Westmann Islands, Iceland.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Killer whale spyhopping,summer
feeding grounds,Westmann...

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With its stinging tentacles trailing in the ocean current, a "fried egg" jellyfish drifts in the deep waters of Monterey Bay, near Monterey, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
With its stinging tentacles
trailing...


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A green sea turtle cruises over a stony coral reef at a depth of approximately 40-feet, off Kona, Hawaii.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A green sea turtle cruises...

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A great white shark swims just beneath the ocean's surface at the Neptune Islands, South Australia.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A great white shark swims...

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A school of basking sharks swims just beneath the ocean'surface in the Santa Barbara Channel near Carpenteria, California. The individual at left is approximately 20-feet long and is feeding with its huge mouth agape and gill rakers extended.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A school of basking sharks...

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Great white shark descending from just beneath ocean surface, anterior/lateral view.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Great white shark descending
from...


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With its fiery-red mantle exposed, a Norris' top snail feeds upon micro-algae living on the surface of a giant kelp frond -- in a giant kelp forest at San Clemente Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
With its fiery-red mantle
exposed,...

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A pair of humpback whales swim in their winter mating and calving grounds near Maui, Hawaii.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A pair of humpback whales...

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Decorated with iridescent blue spots on its bright orange body, a juvenile California garibaldi hovers over a reef ledge in a giant kelp forest at Santa Catalina Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Decorated with iridescent blue
spots...

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Three Atlantic spotted dolphins ascend from the ocean floor at Little Bahama Bank, near Grand Bahama Island.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Three Atlantic spotted
dolphins ascend...


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California sea lion silhouetted over reef ledge in giant kelp forest, Santa Barbara Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
California sea lion
silhouetted over...

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With its stinging club-shaped or "capitate" tentacles extended, a club anemone feeds while attached to the steel structure of an oil rig in the Santa Barbara Channel, near Santa Barbara, California.  This lateral view shows the anemone within a colony of the same species; the individual to the left appears with its tentacles retracted.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
With its stinging club-shaped
or...

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Giant kelp forest, upward wide angle view showing holdfast in lower left with towering kelp fronds streaming towards the ocean's surface sunlight 70 feet above.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Giant kelp forest, upward
wide...

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A woman free diver swims with a pod of friendly Atlantic spotted dolphins at Little Bahama Bank, near Grand Bahama Island.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A woman free diver swims...


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Southern sea otter foraging just beneath giant kelp forest canopy, Monterey, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Southern sea otter foraging
just...

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Great white shark, dorsal fin slices across the water as it cruises just beneath the ocean surface, backlit in late afternoon light.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Great white shark, dorsal
fin...

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Bat stars or "sea bats" decorate the floor of a giant kelp forest in Monterey Bay, California,  where dead or dying fronds of giant kelp have "sloughed" or fallen away to the ocean bottom where they are an important source of food for other kelp forest creatures.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Bat stars or "sea bats"...

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Brilliantly orange California garibaldi swims over its reef territory in a giant kelp forest at Santa Catalina Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Brilliantly orange California
garibaldi swims...


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