An underwater macro picture of California Giant Kelp. The underwater artwork is available for sale in:


  • Kodak or Metallic Paper
  • Metal Art
  • Acrylic Art
  • Gallery-wrap Canvas


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Subject: California Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera


Location: Channel Islands, CA


Name: Reaching for Life


Subject Description: In the Northern hemisphere, Giant Kelp is most commonly found on the Pacific coast all the way from Alaska to Baja, California along rocky shorelines. While it looks like a plant, kelp is actually a form of large brown algae and doesn't have any roots at all. It has root-like grabbers, called "holdfasts" that wrap themselves around rocks on the ocean floor. From all the way to the bottom of the sea, kelp can range from 6 to 100+ feet tall as it reaches toward the sun. Instead of having roots, kelp gets all of its nutrients through photosynthesis from its fronds (leaves).

Macro Kelp Print in Color