Chuck Davis / Tidal Flats Ltd.
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With its body dappled in surface wave reflection patterns, and its doral fin cutting through the ocean's surface, a great white shark cruises in open water at the Neptune Islands, South Australia.
© Chuck Davis/Tidal
Flats, Ltd.
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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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Blue shark (prionace glauca) cruises the open Pacific near Anacapa Island, California (silhouette/ventral view).
© Chuck Davis/Tidal
Flats, Ltd.
Blue shark (prionace glauca)
cruises...

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A small school of garibaldi hover over a deep reef ledge decorated with purple coralline algae in the deep recesses of a giant kelp forest at Santa Barbara Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A small school of garibaldi...


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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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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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A pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins plays with (and mimmicks) a woman free diver as she dives with them at Little Bahama Bank, near Grand Bahama Island.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A pod of Atlantic spotted...

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A pelagic crab, silhouetted against the ocean's surface sunlight,  swims in the open Pacific Ocean off the coast of Santa Catalina Island, California.
© Chuck Davis/Tidal
Flats, Ltd.
A pelagic crab, silhouetted
against...


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With their stinging tentacles extended, a colony of club anemones feeds in the shadows of a giant kelp forest reef ledge, in Carmel Bay, near Pebble Beach California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
With their stinging tentacles
extended,...

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A pod of Atlantic spotted dolpins cruises over the sandy bottom at Little Bahama Bank, near Grand Bahama Island.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A pod of Atlantic spotted...

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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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A large great white shark approaches a team of scientists as they observe from an experimental scientific shark cage with two walls constructed of bullet proof, see-thru Lexan plastic, at the Neptune Islands, South Australia.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A large great white shark...


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At a depth of 70-feet, a  diver continues his descent into the deep recesses of a giant kelp forest in Carmel Bay, near Pebble Beach, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
At a depth of 70-feet,...

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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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California garibaldi portrait, adult with full orange coloration, taken off Stony Point, Santa Catalina Island, Calfornia.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
California garibaldi portrait,
adult with...

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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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Sea nettle silhouetted against the ocean surface, with its stinging tentacles extended.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Sea nettle silhouetted against
the...

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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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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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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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Pacific bottlenose dolphins drafting at ocean surface near bow of small boat.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Pacific bottlenose dolphins
drafting at...

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

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Harbor seal in giant kelp forest, Monterey, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Harbor seal in giant kelp...

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A horn shark rests on the sandy floor of a giant kelp forest off the coast of California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A horn shark rests on...


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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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Viewed from a depth of 70-feet, a diver is silhouetted against towering stalks of kelp as he photographs in a giant kelp forest at Santa Barbara Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Viewed from a depth of...

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A large great white shark cruises the perimeter of a deep reef at the Neptune Islands, South Australia, as a school of mackerel swim in the foreground.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A large great white shark...

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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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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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Three humpbacks cavort in their winter calving and mating grounds near Maui Island, Hawaii.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Three humpbacks cavort in
their...

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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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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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Four California sea lions perform a balancing act, while hauled out on a piece of floating wood in Monterey Harbor, Monterey, California. The individual on the far left is suffereing from a deep gash to its neck caused monofiliment netting.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Four California sea lions
perform...

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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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Shrouded in fog, summer icebergs float in Stephen's Passage, off the coast of Admiralty Island near Tracy Arm Fiord, Alaska.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Shrouded in fog, summer
icebergs...

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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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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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On a coral reef at night a longnose hawkfish is partially camoflaged by resting on a red gorgonian.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
On a coral reef at...

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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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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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Reef with stag horn coral, silhouetted in late afternoon.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Reef with stag horn coral,...

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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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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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Pacific walrus hauled out on Arctic pack ice approximately nine miles off coast of Barrow, Alaska.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Pacific walrus hauled out
on...


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Detail shot of a giant kelp plant, showing its stem-like stipe, spherical gas-filled bladders (called "pneumatocyts") and blades, in a giant kelp forest at San Clemente Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Detail shot of a giant...

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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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Abalone feeding on a giant kelp forest reef ledge at 70-foot depth.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Abalone feeding on a giant...

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Arctic summer iceberg -- approximately 200 feet tall --floats off the west coast of Greenland.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Arctic summer iceberg --
approximately...


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On a deep reef ledge a diver discovers a small school of garibaldi in a giant kelp forest at Santa Catalina Island, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
On a deep reef ledge...

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Scuba diver explores a giant kelp forest reef ledge with purple sunflower star and orange sea bats.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Scuba diver explores a
giant...

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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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A great white shark's dorsal fin knifes across the ocean's surface at the Neptune Islands, South Australia.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A great white shark's
dorsal...


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A large great white shark cruises the perimeter of a deep reef at the Neptune Islands, South Australia, as a school of mackerel swim in the foreground.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
A large great white shark...

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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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Armed with a powerful underwater light, a diver descends into the dark recesses of a giant kelp forest reef near Point Lobos, California.
© Chuck Davis /
Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Armed with a powerful
underwater...


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