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Northern elephant seal,  mother and neonate pup, gulls eating placenta, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Northern elephant seal, mother and neonate pup, gulls eating placenta.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 00945  
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Northern elephant seal.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 03508  
A bull elephant seal (adult male) surveys the beach.  The huge proboscis is characteristic of the species. Scarring from combat with other males.  Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
A bull elephant seal (adult male) surveys the beach. The huge proboscis is characteristic of the species. Scarring from combat with other males. Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15460  
Male elephant seal rears up on its foreflippers and bellows to intimidate other males and to survey its beach territory.  Winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Male elephant seal rears up on its foreflippers and bellows to intimidate other males and to survey its beach territory. Winter, Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15489  
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Northern elephant seal.
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Image ID: 26692  
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Northern elephant seal.
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Image ID: 26697  
Northern elephant seal, sunset.  Scars on neck and chest are from territorial battles with other adult males. Big Sur, Mirounga angustirostris, Gorda
Northern elephant seal, sunset. Scars on neck and chest are from territorial battles with other adult males. Big Sur.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Gorda, Big Sur, California
Image ID: 10037  
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Northern elephant seal.
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Image ID: 26689  
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Northern elephant seal.
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Image ID: 26691  
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Northern elephant seal.
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Image ID: 26693  
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35141  
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight for territory and harems of females. Bull elephant seals will haul out and fight from December through March, nearly fasting the entire time as they maintain their territory and harem. They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight for territory and harems of females. Bull elephant seals will haul out and fight from December through March, nearly fasting the entire time as they maintain their territory and harem. They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35142  
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35143  
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35145  
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35146  
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35148  
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35151  
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35153  
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35154  
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 35155  
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight for territory and harems of females.  Bull elephant seals will haul out and fight from December through March, nearly fasting the entire time as they maintain their territory and harem.  They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight for territory and harems of females. Bull elephant seals will haul out and fight from December through March, nearly fasting the entire time as they maintain their territory and harem. They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 20377  
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight in the surf for access for mating females that are in estrous.  Such fighting among elephant seals can take place on the beach or in the water.  They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight in the surf for access for mating females that are in estrous. Such fighting among elephant seals can take place on the beach or in the water. They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 20407  
Elephant seals crowd a sand beach at the Piedras Blancas rookery near San Simeon.  The Piedras Blancas lighthouse is visible in upper left
Elephant seals crowd a sand beach at the Piedras Blancas rookery near San Simeon. The Piedras Blancas lighthouse is visible in upper left.
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 20355  
Elephant seals crowd a sand beach at the Piedras Blancas rookery near San Simeon
Elephant seals crowd a sand beach at the Piedras Blancas rookery near San Simeon.
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 20358  
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Northern elephant seal.
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Image ID: 26696  
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Northern elephant seal.
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Image ID: 26700  
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Northern elephant seal.
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Image ID: 26710  
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Northern elephant seal.
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Image ID: 26709  
Elephant seals in the surf, showing extreme dimorphism, males (5000 lb) are triple the size of females (1700 lb).  Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Elephant seals in the surf, showing extreme dimorphism, males (5000 lb) are triple the size of females (1700 lb). Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15497  
Elephant seal mother and pup vocalize to one another constantly, likely to reassure the pup and confirm the maternal identity on a crowded beach.  Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Elephant seal mother and pup vocalize to one another constantly, likely to reassure the pup and confirm the maternal identity on a crowded beach. Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15421