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Breaching Collection

Witness the awe-inspiring power of nature as these magnificent creatures breach through the water's surface

Background imageBreaching Collection: Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, near Hout Bay, South Africa

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, near Hout Bay, South Africa

Background imageBreaching Collection: Killer / Orca Whale - breaching. ML522

Killer / Orca Whale - breaching. ML522
TOM-1166 Killer / Orca Whale - breaching Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Washington, British Columbia, Pacific ocean Orcinus orca Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display

Background imageBreaching Collection: Breaching Humpback Whale, Alaska

Breaching Humpback Whale, Alaska
USA, Alaska, Tongass National Forest, Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaengliae) breaching in Frederick Sound

Background imageBreaching Collection: Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) playing in the waves of an oil tanker, Port Aransas

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) playing in the waves of an oil tanker, Port Aransas, Texas, USA

Background imageBreaching Collection: Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) two breaching in evening light, Moray Firth

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) two breaching in evening light, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August, sequence 2/2

Background imageBreaching Collection: Killer Whale - breaching Pacific Northwest ml96p

Killer Whale - breaching Pacific Northwest ml96p
TOM-888 Killer Whale / Orca - breaching San Juan Islands, Puget Sound, Washington. USA Orcinus orca Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBreaching Collection: Humpback whale - Breaching. Inside Passage, Southeast Alaska

Humpback whale - Breaching. Inside Passage, Southeast Alaska
FG-dn-188 Humpback WHALE - Breaching. Inside Passage, Southeast Alaska, USA Megaptera Novaengliae Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBreaching Collection: Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), breaching, Seal Island, False Bay

Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), breaching, Seal Island, False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, Africa

Background imageBreaching Collection: A Humpback Whale Leaps (Breaches) From The Calm Waters Of Lynn Canal In Alaskas Inside Passage

A Humpback Whale Leaps (Breaches) From The Calm Waters Of Lynn Canal In Alaskas Inside Passage, Near Juneau. Herbert Glacier And Snowcapped Mountains Of Coastal Range Beyond, Tongass National Forest

Background imageBreaching Collection: Balaena mysticetus, bowhead whale

Balaena mysticetus, bowhead whale

Background imageBreaching Collection: Humpback Whale - breaching female whale in front of Fraser Island's coast - Hervey Bay Marine

Humpback Whale - breaching female whale in front of Fraser Island's coast - Hervey Bay Marine Park, Queensland
SAS-1519 Humpback Whale - breaching female whale in front of Fraser Island's coast Hervey Bay Marine Park, Queensland

Background imageBreaching Collection: Killer whales, Transient type - breaching during a phase of traveling and active socializing

Killer whales, Transient type - breaching during a phase of traveling and active socializing
FG-EC-495 Killer whales, Transient type - breaching during a phase of traveling and active socializing. Photographed in Monterey Bay, California, USA, Pacific Ocean

Background imageBreaching Collection: Killer whale / Orca - male, breaching Photographed in Johnstone Strait, British Columbia

Killer whale / Orca - male, breaching Photographed in Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada AM 846
FG-4885 Killer whale / Orca - male, breaching Photographed in Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada Orcinus orca Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBreaching Collection: Blue whale - Calf, breaching Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico AM 262

Blue whale - Calf, breaching Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico AM 262
FG-4807 Blue WHALE - calf breaching Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico Balaenoptera musculus Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBreaching Collection: Southern Right Whale - breaching

Southern Right Whale - breaching
WAT-6751 Southern Right Whale Distribution: found only in the southern hemisphere in all waters between 30 and 60 south. Eubalaena australis M

Background imageBreaching Collection: Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), breaching to decoy, Seal Island

Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), breaching to decoy, Seal Island, False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, Africa

Background imageBreaching Collection: Dusky dolphin {Lagenorhynchus obscurus} leaping at surface, Kaikoura, South Island

Dusky dolphin {Lagenorhynchus obscurus} leaping at surface, Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand

Background imageBreaching Collection: Megaptera novaeangliae, Humpback Whale breaching

Megaptera novaeangliae, Humpback Whale breaching

Background imageBreaching Collection: Humpback Whale - Breaching

Humpback Whale - Breaching
WAT-17797 Humpback Whale - Breaching Inside Passage - Alaska Megaptera novaeangliae M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageBreaching Collection: HUMPBACK WHALES - Breaching at sunset

HUMPBACK WHALES - Breaching at sunset
AU-18-MOS HUMPBACK WHALES - Breaching at sunset Megaptera novaeangliae Auscape Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBreaching Collection: Breaching humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Ecuador, South America

Breaching humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Ecuador, South America

Background imageBreaching Collection: RAF Bombers breaching the Mohne Dam; Second World War, 1943

RAF Bombers breaching the Mohne Dam; Second World War, 1943
Drawing showing the destruction of the Mohne Dam in Westphalia, Germany, by the squadron of Royal Air Force Lancaster bombers who came to be known as The Dambusters, 16th May 1943

Background imageBreaching Collection: Humpback Whale - Breaching Southern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez)

Humpback Whale - Breaching Southern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), off San Jose del Cabo (DJ 61)
FG-dj-61 Humpback WHALE - breaching Southern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), off San Jose del Cabo, Mexico Megaptera Novaengliae Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display

Background imageBreaching Collection: Humpback whale - Breaching. Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit State, Mexico. Courting

Humpback whale - Breaching. Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit State, Mexico. Courting
FG-5239 HUMPBACK WHALE - Breaching Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit State, Mexico. Megaptera Novaengliae Courting and birthing area for humpbacks that feed along the coast of central California (USA)

Background imageBreaching Collection: Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) two adults, leaping, silhouetted at sunset, Roatan

Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) two adults, leaping, silhouetted at sunset, Roatan, Honduras

Background imageBreaching Collection: Closeup Of Humpback Whale Breaching In Inside Passage W / Fairweather Range Southeast Alaska Summer

Closeup Of Humpback Whale Breaching In Inside Passage W / Fairweather Range Southeast Alaska Summer
Closeup Of Humpback Whale Breaching In Inside Passage W/Fairweather Range Southeast Alaska Summer

Background imageBreaching Collection: Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), breaching in the shallow waters of Cabo Pulmo

Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), breaching in the shallow waters of Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America

Background imageBreaching Collection: Adult California gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) breaching, San Ignacio Lagoon

Adult California gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) breaching, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America

Background imageBreaching Collection: Southern Right Whale Breaching Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina

Southern Right Whale Breaching Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina
FG-dy-29 Southern Right Whale - Breaching Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina Eubalaena australis Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBreaching Collection: Saving Swiss Souls

Saving Swiss Souls
A brave English Salvationist preaches to the clientele of a Swiss tavern, but any moment now the police will arrive and accuse of her of breaching the peace

Background imageBreaching Collection: Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising, Sado Estuary, Portugal. October

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising, Sado Estuary, Portugal. October

Background imageBreaching Collection: French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Chartres

French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Chartres
535863 French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Chartres.; (add.info.: French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Chartres)

Background imageBreaching Collection: North Pacific humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae kuzira) breaching at sunset

North Pacific humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae kuzira) breaching at sunset, Kupreanof Island, Frederick Sound, Alaska, USA, July

Background imageBreaching Collection: Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) breaching, San Ignacio Lagoon, El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve

Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) breaching, San Ignacio Lagoon, El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California, Mexico, March

Background imageBreaching Collection: Minke whale (Baelanoptera acutorostrata) breaching, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada

Minke whale (Baelanoptera acutorostrata) breaching, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada, July

Background imageBreaching Collection: Harbour porpoise, (Phocoena phocoena) porpoising, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada

Harbour porpoise, (Phocoena phocoena) porpoising, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada, August

Background imageBreaching Collection: Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Prince William Sound, Alaska, July

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching, Prince William Sound, Alaska, July

Background imageBreaching Collection: Large pod of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising over waves during annual sardine

Large pod of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising over waves during annual sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa

Background imageBreaching Collection: Short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) breaking the surface and leaping from the water

Short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) breaking the surface and leaping from the water. Off Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Background imageBreaching Collection: Orca breaching

Orca breaching

Background imageBreaching Collection: Common Bottlenose Dolphins Jumping out of Water, Caribbean Sea, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

Common Bottlenose Dolphins Jumping out of Water, Caribbean Sea, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

Background imageBreaching Collection: Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) juvenile, without spots, porposing

Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) juvenile, without spots, porposing, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Background imageBreaching Collection: Munks mobula ray / Devilray (Mobula munkiana) leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez

Munks mobula ray / Devilray (Mobula munkiana) leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico, February

Background imageBreaching Collection: Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) in the strait of Gibraltar, Spain

Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) in the strait of Gibraltar, Spain

Background imageBreaching Collection: Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) mother and calf porpoising during annual Sardine run

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) mother and calf porpoising during annual Sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa, June

Background imageBreaching Collection: Bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising during annual sardine run, Port St Johns

Bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising during annual sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa. June

Background imageBreaching Collection: Minke whale ( Balaenoptera acutorostrata) breaching, Bay of Fundy, Canada, July

Minke whale ( Balaenoptera acutorostrata) breaching, Bay of Fundy, Canada, July

Background imageBreaching Collection: Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching - leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching - leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico




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Witness the awe-inspiring power of nature as these magnificent creatures breach through the water's surface. From killer whales to humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins to great white sharks, their breathtaking acrobatics leave us in awe. In the vast expanse of Alaska's Inside Passage, a humpback whale defies gravity with an astonishing leap, its massive body soaring above the calm waters of Lynn Canal. The snow-capped mountains and Herbert Glacier provide a stunning backdrop for this majestic display. Off the coast of Port Aransas, a playful bottlenose dolphin dances in sync with the waves created by an oil tanker. Its graceful movements and joyous spirit remind us that even amidst industrial structures, nature finds its way to thrive. The Moray Firth comes alive as two bottlenose dolphins breach under the enchanting evening light. Their synchronized jumps create ripples on the tranquil water's surface while casting a spellbinding reflection. A breaching killer whale off Pacific Northwest commands attention as it emerges from beneath the depths. Its sheer strength and dominance are evident in every powerful movement it makes. False Bay becomes an arena for adrenaline-pumping action when a great white shark breaches out of nowhere near Seal Island. This apex predator reminds us why it reigns supreme at sea. Fraser Island's coast is graced by a female humpback whale leaping into view against Queensland's azure waters. Her presence symbolizes resilience and beauty in one captivating moment. Transient killer whales traveling through Monterey Bay captivate onlookers with their energetic socializing and breaching antics. These intelligent beings demonstrate both power and grace as they navigate through California's Pacific Ocean. Johnstone Strait bears witness to another extraordinary sight—a male orca breaching with unmatched forcefulness. In British Columbia's pristine waters, this iconic creature showcases its prowess like no other. From bowhead whales to orcas, each breach leaves an indelible mark on our hearts and minds.