Elephant Seal Photos, Mirounga angustirostris


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Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 03508  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
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.
Image ID: 15460  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Male elephant seal rears up on its foreflippers and bellows to intimidate other males and to survey its beach territory. Winter, Central California.
Image ID: 15489  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table Northern elephant seal, sunset.  Scars on neck and chest are from territorial battles with other adult males. Big Sur, Mirounga angustirostris, Gorda Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26692  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26697  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
Northern elephant seal, sunset. Scars on neck and chest are from territorial battles with other adult males. Big Sur.
Image ID: 10037  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Gorda, Big Sur, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26689  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26691  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26693  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, 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, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon 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, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Image ID: 35141  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
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: 35142  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
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: 35143  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Image ID: 35145  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Image ID: 35146  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Image ID: 35148  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Image ID: 35151  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Image ID: 35153  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Image ID: 35154  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas, Mirounga angustirostris, 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, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California 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, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.
Image ID: 35155  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
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.
Image ID: 20377  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
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: 20407  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26696  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26700  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26710  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26709  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
Elephant seals in the surf, showing extreme dimorphism, males (5000 lb) are triple the size of females (1700 lb). Central California.
Image ID: 15497  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
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.
Image ID: 15421  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Add To Light Table
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26701  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26702  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 26703  
Species: Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
 


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Animal  >  Bird  >  Gull (Laridae)
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Juvenile / Pup
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal  >  Female Disputes
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  >  Nursing
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Territorial Dispute
Gallery  >  California
Gallery  >  Elephant Seal
Gallery  >  Guadalupe Island
Gallery  >  Islas Coronado
Gallery  >  Seals and Sea Lions
Gallery  >  Wildlife Portraits
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Coronado Islands
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  >  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
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Big Sur
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  Coronado Islands
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  San Benito Island (Islas San Benito)
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

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Mirounga angustirostris

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Updated: May 18, 2021

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