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Surfacing Collection

"Surfacing: A Glimpse into the Hidden World Below" Dive deep into the mysterious realm beneath the waves

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork

Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork
Nautilus submarine. Artwork of the submarine Nautilus surfacing rapidly after sinking a ship. This scene is from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

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

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

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Great White Shark VT 2255 (M) Underwater close up of head and open mouth - South Australia

Great White Shark VT 2255 (M) Underwater close up of head and open mouth - South Australia Carcharodon carcharias
VT-2255-M Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - underwater close up of head and open mouth. Carcharodon carcharias Photographed: South Australia

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Common Mole

Common Mole
AEB-2941 European / Common MOLE - emerging from hole, showing spade-like feet used for digging Talpa europaea Elizabeth Bomford Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Killer Whale

Killer Whale
FG-9509-M Killer Whale / Orca - underwater Orcinus orca Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - C/U MOUTH

Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - C/U MOUTH
RAF-78 Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - C/U MOUTH Carcharodon carcharias Ralf Kiefner Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Great White Shark VT 5022 (M) Underwater view of head, coming to surface	- South Australia

Great White Shark VT 5022 (M) Underwater view of head, coming to surface - South Australia Carcharodon carcharias
VT-5022-M Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - view of head underwater, coming up to surface, . Carcharodon carcharias Photographed: South Australia. Distribution: Worldwide, Temperate seas

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Killer Whale / Orca - Several pods came together to form a 'superpod'

Killer Whale / Orca - Several pods came together to form a "superpod"
FG-ab-418 Killer Whale / Orca - Several pods came together to form a "superpod". Photographed in Johnstone Strait, British Columbia

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Narwhal Canadian Arctic

Narwhal Canadian Arctic
DOC-51 Narwhal - head & tusk, out of water Canadian Arctic Monodon monoceros Doc White Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Beluga Whale DOC 155 Canadian arctic Delphinapterus leucas © Doc White / ARDEA LONDON

Beluga Whale DOC 155 Canadian arctic Delphinapterus leucas © Doc White / ARDEA LONDON
DOC-155 Beluga / White WHALE Canadian Arctic Delphinapterus leucas Nicknamed the Sea Canary Doc White Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Green Sea Turtle Pacific Ocean, Hawaii

Green Sea Turtle Pacific Ocean, Hawaii
TOM-205 Green Sea Turtle - at water's surface Pacific Ocean, Hawaii Chelonia mydas Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Blue Whale - Near surface Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico

Blue Whale - Near surface Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico
FG-eb-913 Blue Whale - near surface Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico Balaenoptera musculus Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Green Sea Turtle TOM 254 Pacicfic Ocean, Hawaii. Chelonia mydas © Tom & Pat Leeson / ARDEA LONDON

Green Sea Turtle TOM 254 Pacicfic Ocean, Hawaii. Chelonia mydas © Tom & Pat Leeson / ARDEA LONDON
TOM-254 Green Sea TURTLE - side profile, at surface Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, USA Chelonia mydas Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSurfacing Collection: White shark looks above water (Carcharodon carcharius). South Africa

White shark looks above water (Carcharodon carcharius). South Africa
Tom Campbell / SplashdownDirect

Background imageSurfacing 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 imageSurfacing Collection: Great White Shark - Underwater with fin showing

Great White Shark - Underwater with fin showing
RAF-72 Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - Silhouette of fin South Africa Carcharodon carcharias Ralf Kiefner Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Road Works in Whitehall, London, 1882

Road Works in Whitehall, London, 1882
Engraving, originally entitled Horse Guards under Fire again, showing a group of workmen re-surfacing the road in Whitehall, London, 1882

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Transient killer whales (Orcinus orca) surfacing at sunset, Haro Strait, Saturna Island

Transient killer whales (Orcinus orca) surfacing at sunset, Haro Strait, Saturna Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Sperm whale Near the Azores Islands (Portugal). North Atlantic Ocean

Sperm whale Near the Azores Islands (Portugal). North Atlantic Ocean
FG-cb-246 Sperm Whale - underwater Near the Azores Islands (Portugal). North Atlantic Ocean Physeter Macrocephalus Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Crocodile, fresh water - resting on surface Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia

Crocodile, fresh water - resting on surface Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia
VT-8402 Freshwater / Johnston CROCODILE - at surface Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia Crocodylus johnstoni Valerie & Ron Taylor Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK

Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK
RAF-91-m Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK split level view, with mouth open Carcharodon carcharias Ralf Kiefner Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) at water surface with mouth open showing baleen plates

Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) at water surface with mouth open showing baleen plates, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) tail fluke above water as it dives below a rainbow

Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) tail fluke above water as it dives below a rainbow, Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Vulnerable species. Digital composite

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Killer Whale FG 2468 Orcinus orca © Francois Gohier ARDEA LONDON

Killer Whale FG 2468 Orcinus orca © Francois Gohier ARDEA LONDON
FG-2468 KILLER WHALE / Orca - at surface, showing dorsal fin Orcinus orca Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Mole - emerging from hole on surface

Mole - emerging from hole on surface
JLM-9605 European / Common MOLE - emerging from burrow Talpa europaea Tulepa europa John Mason Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Red-eared Terrapin

Red-eared Terrapin
JD-4442 Red-eared Terrapin Pseudemys scripta elecans John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSurfacing 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 imageSurfacing Collection: Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) surfacing, Fisheye lens. Pico, Azores, Portugal

Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) surfacing, Fisheye lens. Pico, Azores, Portugal, June 2009

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) at the surface at sunrise

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) at the surface at sunrise. Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Tarring roads in Swanley, Kent. 1936

Tarring roads in Swanley, Kent. 1936

Background imageSurfacing Collection: An adult killer whale (Orcinus orca) surfaces next to a calf off the Cumberland Peninsula

An adult killer whale (Orcinus orca) surfaces next to a calf off the Cumberland Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, North America

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Antarctica, Anvers Island, Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaengliae) swims at surface

Antarctica, Anvers Island, Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaengliae) swims at surface in Fournier Bay

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Pitch Lake - La Brea, Trinidad

Pitch Lake - La Brea, Trinidad
The huge Pitch Lake at La Brea, Trinidad - source for the pitch used in road-covering ashphalt. The asphalt from the Lake is of economic value to Trinidad and Tobago

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Fin Whale - Appearing above water Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico

Fin Whale - Appearing above water Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico
FG-eb-897 Fin Whale - appearing above water Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico Balaenoptera physalus Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Killer Whale Male This individual is part of a pod of Transient Killer whales

Killer Whale Male This individual is part of a pod of Transient Killer whales
FG-dz-514 Killer Whale / Orca - Male Monterey Bay, California, USA Orcinus orca This individual is part of a pod of Transient Killer whales

Background imageSurfacing Collection: The Fluke Of A Humpback Whale Emerges Briefly From The Water Near Herbert Glacier

The Fluke Of A Humpback Whale Emerges Briefly From The Water Near Herbert Glacier. Summer In Southeast Alaska. Composite

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Composite Humpback Whale Shows Fluke With Herbert Glacier And Eagle Beach State Recreation Area In

Composite Humpback Whale Shows Fluke With Herbert Glacier And Eagle Beach State Recreation Area In The Background Near Juneau In Southeast Alaska Composite

Background imageSurfacing 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 imageSurfacing Collection: U. S. A. Alaska, Inside Passage Surfacing Orca killer whales (Orcinus orca)

U. S. A. Alaska, Inside Passage Surfacing Orca killer whales (Orcinus orca)
U.S.A. Alaska, Inside Passage Surfacing Orca killer whales (Orcinus orca)

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Three Finback whales. Gulf of Maine, USA (rr)

Three Finback whales. Gulf of Maine, USA (rr)
Gulf of Maine Prod / SplashdownDirect

Background imageSurfacing Collection: California Grey Whale - Close-up of head area, showing blowholes, and patches of barnacles

California Grey Whale - Close-up of head area, showing blowholes, and patches of barnacles
FG-eb-123 California Grey Whale - Close-up of head area, showing blowholes, and patches of barnacles. San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California South

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Beluga

Beluga
FG-cu-595 Beluga Delphinapterus leucas Francois Gohier Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Stranded Risso's dolphin playing out of the water 'Head standing'

Stranded Risso's dolphin playing out of the water "Head standing"
STA-93 Stranded Risso's dolphin - "Head standing, playing out of the water. Scarring is believed to be made by the teeth of other Risso's dolphins or by their squid prey

Background imageSurfacing Collection: Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - with open mouth

Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - with open mouth
RAF-19 Great White / White / White Pointer SHARK - with open mouth Carcharodon carcharias Ralf Kiefner Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

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

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

Background imageSurfacing Collection: French naval exercises: Submarine Dorade surfacing to tell an ironclad that it has been sunk'

French naval exercises: Submarine Dorade surfacing to tell an ironclad that it has been sunk'
530657 French naval exercises: Submarine Dorade surfacing to tell an ironclad that it has been sunk'. Illustration from Le Petit Journal, Paris, 1908. ; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageSurfacing 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 imageSurfacing Collection: Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) - rare picture of small group Bay of Fundy

Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) - rare picture of small group Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada




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"Surfacing: A Glimpse into the Hidden World Below" Dive deep into the mysterious realm beneath the waves, where creatures both majestic and fearsome emerge from the depths. Witness as a Great White Shark, its powerful jaws agape, reveals its awe-inspiring presence in South Australia's waters. Like something out of Jules Verne's imagination, the Nautilus submarine emerges gracefully, showcasing its sleek design and technological marvels. But it is not just predators that grace us with their surfacing. The humble Common Mole reminds us that beauty can be found even in unexpected places. The Great White Shark once again captivates our attention as we get an up-close look at its formidable mouth - a testament to nature's perfect predator. In an extraordinary display of unity, Killer Whales gather together to form a "superpod, " demonstrating their intelligence and social bonds off British Columbia's Johnstone Strait. Venturing further north to Canada's Arctic region, we encounter the mystical Narwhal - known for its long tusk that pierces through icy waters like a mythical unicorn of the sea. Returning to Killer Whales yet again, these magnificent creatures showcase their elegance and power as they breach above water in a breathtaking display off distant shores. A change of pace brings us face-to-face with Beluga Whales gliding gracefully through Canadian Arctic waters. Their pure white bodies stand out against the icy backdrop, creating an ethereal sight to behold. Heading towards warmer climates in Hawaii's Pacific Ocean, we encounter Green Sea Turtles basking near the surface. These ancient reptiles remind us of resilience and harmony within marine ecosystems. Finally, our journey concludes with one of Earth's largest inhabitants -the Blue Whale. Its massive body breaks through Gulf of California’s surface.