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A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing.  Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing.  Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep.  Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. Male - Female Difference Photo.
Image ID: 20388  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. Male - Female Difference Picture.
Image ID: 15408  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by. Stock Photography of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 23421  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Revilligigedos, Bodianus diplotaenia Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Bodianus diplotaenia, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Bodianus diplotaenia, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Revilligigedos. Photograph of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 05768  
Species: Mexican hogfish, Bodianus diplotaenia
 
Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head. Male - Female Difference Photos.
Image ID: 09606  
Species: Mexican hogfish, Bodianus diplotaenia
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head. Male - Female Difference Image.
Image ID: 09609  
Species: Mexican hogfish, Bodianus diplotaenia
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Bodianus diplotaenia, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) 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 Sheephead and golden gorgonian, underwater in a kelp forest, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head. Professional stock photos of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 09618  
Species: Mexican hogfish, Bodianus diplotaenia
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Elephant seals in the surf, showing extreme dimorphism, males (5000 lb) are triple the size of females (1700 lb). Central California. Pictures of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 15497  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Sheephead and golden gorgonian, underwater in a kelp forest. Male - Female Difference Photo.
Image ID: 23528  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Gorgonians grow on rocky reef, kelp forest and a white boat floating on the surface can be seen in the background, underwater, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Mexican hogfish, female coloration, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Bodianus diplotaenia A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing.  Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Gorgonians grow on rocky reef, kelp forest and a white boat floating on the surface can be seen in the background, underwater. Male - Female Difference Picture.
Image ID: 23537  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Mexican hogfish, female coloration, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. Stock Photography of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 27499  
Species: Mexican hogfish, Bodianus diplotaenia
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. Photograph of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 15411  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing.  Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Sheephead and golden gorgonian, underwater in a kelp forest, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Square-spot fairy basslet, male coloration, Pseudanthias pleurotaenia
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. Male - Female Difference Photos.
Image ID: 15447  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Sheephead and golden gorgonian, underwater in a kelp forest. Male - Female Difference Image.
Image ID: 23586  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Square-spot fairy basslet, male coloration. Professional stock photos of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 12862  
Species: Square-spot fairy basslet, Pseudanthias pleurotaenia
 
Square-spot fairy basslet, male coloration, Pseudanthias pleurotaenia Square-spot fairy basslet, male coloration, Pseudanthias pleurotaenia Square-spot fairy basslet, male coloration, Pseudanthias pleurotaenia
Square-spot fairy basslet, male coloration. Pictures of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 12863  
Species: Square-spot fairy basslet, Pseudanthias pleurotaenia
 
Square-spot fairy basslet, male coloration. Male - Female Difference Photo.
Image ID: 12864  
Species: Square-spot fairy basslet, Pseudanthias pleurotaenia
 
Square-spot fairy basslet, male coloration. Male - Female Difference Picture.
Image ID: 12865  
Species: Square-spot fairy basslet, Pseudanthias pleurotaenia
 
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 A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing.  Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing.  Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, 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. Stock Photography of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 15404  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. Photograph of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 15446  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. Male - Female Difference Photos.
Image ID: 20389  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
A bull elephant seal approaches a female before forceably mating (copulating) with her, in spite of nearly smashing the female's pup in the process, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California A bull elephant seal eyes a female before forceably mating (copulating) with her, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing.  Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
A bull elephant seal approaches a female before forceably mating (copulating) with her, in spite of nearly smashing the female's pup in the process. Male - Female Difference Image.
Image ID: 20390  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
A bull elephant seal eyes a female before forceably mating (copulating) with her. Professional stock photos of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 20417  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. Pictures of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 20428  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
California sheephead, adult male, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Adult male Guadalupe fur seal with females and pups, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Cortez chubb including golden phase, Kyphosus elegans, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
California sheephead, adult male. Male - Female Difference Photo.
Image ID: 01936  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Adult male Guadalupe fur seal with females and pups. Male - Female Difference Picture.
Image ID: 03743  
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Cortez chubb including golden phase. Stock Photography of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 06179  
Species: Cortez chubb, Kyphosus elegans
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Revilligigedos, Bodianus diplotaenia Cortez chubb showing golden phase mating male, Kyphosus elegans, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) California sheephead, adult male, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Revilligigedos. Photograph of Male - Female Difference.
Image ID: 05769  
Species: Mexican hogfish, Bodianus diplotaenia
 
Cortez chubb showing golden phase mating male. Male - Female Difference Photos.
Image ID: 06852  
Species: Cortez chubb, Kyphosus elegans
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
California sheephead, adult male. Male - Female Difference Image.
Image ID: 07072  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 


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Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Guadalupe Fur Seal
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Endemic Species  >  Guadalupe Island
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Color and Pattern  >  Disruptive Coloration
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Color and Pattern  >  Spot
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Male - Female Difference
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Anthias (Serranidae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Boxfish / Cowfish
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Chub (Kyphosidae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Damselfish (Pomacentridae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Indo-Pacific
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Wrasse (Labridae)
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Soft Coral  >  Gorgonian
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Guadalupe Fur Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Juvenile / Pup
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Sexual Dimorphism / Male - Female Difference
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Mating / Courtship
Gallery  >  Canon 7D Samples
Gallery  >  Elephant Seal
Gallery  >  Gorgonian
Gallery  >  Guadalupe Island
Gallery  >  Kelp Forest
Gallery  >  San Clemente Island
Gallery  >  Sea of Cortez
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  Santa Barbara Island
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Revilligigedos Islands (Socorro)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  International  >  Isla Guadalupe Special Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary  >  Santa Barbara Island
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (California)  >  Piedras Blancas
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Santa Barbara Island
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  Revilligigedos Islands (Socorro)
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  Sea of Cortez
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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Aracana ornata
Arctocephalus townsendi
Bodianus diplotaenia
Chrysiptera cyanea
Kyphosus elegans
Mirounga angustirostris
Muricea californica
Pseudanthias hypselosoma
Pseudanthias pascalus
Pseudanthias pleurotaenia
Semicossyphus pulcher

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