Marine wildlife photos

Harbor seal peers out of the water in Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Harbor seal peers out of the water in Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Alaska’s marine wildlife

Alaska’s extensive coastline hosts a diverse marine ecosystem, which is home to many species of wildlife. Humpback whales migrate to Alaska from their winter birthing grounds to feed on the food-rich waters of zooplankton. Both resident and transient orca whales travel the waters in pods and can be seen feeding on salmon and marine mammals. Harbor seals, Steller sea lions, and sea otters live year-round along the coastal shores. All of the marine wildlife photos here are available to license as stock photography or to purchase as fine art prints to display in your home or office.

Orca (Orcinus orca) Killer whale

Marine wildlife photos: Orca, Killer whales, Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Orca, Killer whales, Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Marine wildlife photos: Tourists view and photography Killer Whales, (Orcas) from the bow of a boat in northern Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Tourists view and photography Killer Whales, (Orcas) from the bow of a boat in northern Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Marine wildlife photos: Humpback whales, Montague Island, Montague straits, Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Humpback whales, Montague Island, Montague straits, Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Marine wildlife photos: Humpback whale breaches, Chugach mountains, Montague straits, Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Humpback whale breaches, Chugach mountains, Montague straits, Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina)

Marine wildlife photos: Harbor seal adult and pup rest on a glacier iceberg, Nassau fjord, Chenega glacier, Western Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Harbor seal adult and pup rest on a glacier iceberg, Nassau fjord, Chenega glacier, Western Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Marine wildlife photos: Harbor seal hauled out on icebergs, western Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Harbor seal hauled out on icebergs, western Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus)

Marine wildlife photos: Northern Fur Seals hauled out on beach, St. Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Northern Fur Seals hauled out on beach, St. Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Northern Fur Seal, St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Northern Fur Seal, St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Steller Sea Lions (Eumetopias jubatus)

Marine wildlife photos: Steller sea lions, Boar's head, Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Steller sea lions, Boar’s head, Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Marine wildlife photos: Steller sea lions, Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Steller sea lions, Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Marine wildlife photos: A large male Steller sea lion rests on a rocky island covered in green seaweed near Hinchinbrook Island in Prince William Sound, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

A large male Steller sea lion rests on a rocky island covered in green seaweed near Hinchinbrook Island in Prince William Sound, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Dall porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli)

Dall's Porpoise, Prince William Sound, southcentral, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Dall’s Porpoise, Prince William Sound, southcentral, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Sea otter (Enhydra lutra)

Sea otter with pup, Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Sea otter with pup, Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Sea otter, Port Wells, Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Sea otter, Port Wells, Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Sea otters swim among floating ice bergs, Harriman Fjord, Prince William Sound, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Sea otters swim among floating icebergs, Harriman Fjord, Prince William Sound, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Sea otters hauled out on floating ice bergs, Harriman Fjord, Prince William Sound, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Sea otters hauled out on floating icebergs, Harriman Fjord, Prince William Sound, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

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