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A northern elephant seal hovers underwater over a rocky bottom  along the coastline of Guadalupe Island, Mirounga angustirostris, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Add To Light Table Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach.  He shows considerable 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, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table Elephant arch and stars at night, moonlight, Valley of Fire State Park This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table
A northern elephant seal hovers underwater over a rocky bottom along the coastline of Guadalupe Island.
Image ID: 03505  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach. He shows considerable 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.
Image ID: 15458  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Elephant arch and stars at night, moonlight, Valley of Fire State Park.
Image ID: 28435  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table African elephant herd, Amboseli National Park, Kenya, Loxodonta africana This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Northern elephant seal, San Benito Islands, Mirounga angustirostris, San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito) Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26690  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
African elephant herd, Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
Image ID: 29531  
Species: African elephant, Loxodonta africana
Location: Amboseli National Park, Kenya
 
Northern elephant seal, San Benito Islands.
Image ID: 00942  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito), Baja California, Mexico
 
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 Add To Light Table Southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina, Valdes Peninsula, Argentina, Puerto Piramides, Chubut Add To Light Table Southern elephant seal, adult male, Mirounga leonina, Valdes Peninsula, Argentina, Puerto Piramides, Chubut Add To Light Table
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.
Image ID: 20369  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina, Valdes Peninsula, Argentina.
Image ID: 35946  
Location: Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina
 
Southern elephant seal, adult male, Mirounga leonina, Valdes Peninsula, Argentina.
Image ID: 35947  
Location: Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina
 
Southern elephant seal, adult male, Mirounga leonina, Valdes Peninsula, Argentina, Puerto Piramides, Chubut Add To Light Table Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table African elephant herd, Amboseli National Park, Kenya, Loxodonta africana Add To Light Table
Southern elephant seal, adult male, Mirounga leonina, Valdes Peninsula, Argentina.
Image ID: 35948  
Location: Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina
 
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26698  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
African elephant herd, Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
Image ID: 29510  
Species: African elephant, Loxodonta africana
Location: Amboseli National Park, Kenya
 
African elephant herd, Amboseli National Park, Kenya, Loxodonta africana This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table 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, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table
African elephant herd, Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
Image ID: 29536  
Species: African elephant, Loxodonta africana
Location: Amboseli National Park, Kenya
 
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.
Image ID: 15394  
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.
Image ID: 35133  
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
African elephant eating acacia, Meru National Park, Kenya, Loxodonta africana Add To Light Table Northern elephant seal, San Benito Islands, Mirounga angustirostris, San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito) Add To Light Table Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table
African elephant eating acacia, Meru National Park, Kenya.
Image ID: 29652  
Species: African elephant, Loxodonta africana
Location: Meru National Park, Kenya
 
Northern elephant seal, San Benito Islands.
Image ID: 02161  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito), Baja California, Mexico
 
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Image ID: 35136  
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
African elephant herd, drinking water at a swamp, Amboseli National Park, Kenya, Loxodonta africana This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table African elephants below Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park, Kenya, Loxodonta africana Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
African elephant herd, drinking water at a swamp, Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
Image ID: 29529  
Species: African elephant, Loxodonta africana
Location: Amboseli National Park, Kenya
 
African elephants below Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
Image ID: 29603  
Species: African elephant, Loxodonta africana
Location: Amboseli National Park, Kenya
 
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.
Image ID: 20388  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table 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, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Image ID: 35130  
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Image ID: 35131  
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.
Image ID: 35132  
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table 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, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table Elephant seals crowd a sand beach at the Piedras Blancas rookery near San Simeon Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Image ID: 35134  
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
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.
Image ID: 35135  
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Elephant seals crowd a sand beach at the Piedras Blancas rookery near San Simeon.
Image ID: 35140  
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table Southern elephant seal, pup nursing, 'Mirounga leonina, Valdes Peninsula, Argentina, Puerto Piramides, Chubut Add To Light Table
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males.
Image ID: 35147  
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males.
Image ID: 35149  
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Southern elephant seal, pup nursing, 'Mirounga leonina, Valdes Peninsula, Argentina.
Image ID: 35962  
Location: Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina
 


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Animal  >  Bird  >  Gull (Laridae)
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Mammal  >  Elephant
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Juvenile / Pup
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal  >  Fighting Elephant Seals
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Elephant Seal Proboscis
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Scar / Wound
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Sexual Dimorphism / Male - Female Difference
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Elephant Seal Bellowing
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Mating / Courtship
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Mother / Pup / Nurturing
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Territorial Dispute
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Southern Elephant Seal
Gallery  >  Amboseli National Park
Gallery  >  California
Gallery  >  Elephant Seal
Gallery  >  Guadalupe Island
Gallery  >  Kenya Safari
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Gallery  >  Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Gallery  >  South Georgia Island
Gallery  >  Valley of Fire
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Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  San Benito Island (Islas San Benito)
Location  >  Oceans  >  Southern Ocean  >  South Orkney Islands
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  International  >  Isla Guadalupe Special Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (California)  >  Piedras Blancas
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Location  >  World  >  Kenya  >  Amboseli National Park
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Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
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Location  >  World  >  United Kingdom  >  South Georgia Island  >  Fortuna Bay
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