Elephant Seal Bellowing, Mirounga angustirostris

A bull elephant seal rears up on his foreflippers and bellows, warning nearby males not to enter his beach territory.  This old male shows scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, USA, Mirounga angustirostris, natural history stock photograph, photo id 15532
A bull elephant seal rears up on his foreflippers and bellows, warning nearby males not to enter his beach territory. This old male shows scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, USA

Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15532
Format: Digital 2:3
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