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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  
Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi, La Jolla, California
Pacific harbor seal.
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 15766  
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  
Pacific harbor seals, a tiny pup nuzzles an adult (not its mother), Phoca vitulina richardsi, La Jolla, California
Pacific harbor seals, a tiny pup nuzzles an adult (not its mother).
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 20446  
Pacific harbor seal yawns and stretches on a sandy beach, Phoca vitulina richardsi, La Jolla, California
Pacific harbor seal yawns and stretches on a sandy beach.
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 20447  
Pacific harbor seal stretches on a sandy beach, Phoca vitulina richardsi, La Jolla, California
Pacific harbor seal stretches on a sandy beach.
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 20449  
Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi, La Jolla, California
Pacific harbor seal.
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 20450  
Galapagos fur seals,  Darwin Island, Arctocephalus galapagoensis
Galapagos fur seals, Darwin Island.
Species: Galapagos fur seal, Arctocephalus galapagoensis
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 16313  
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  
M/V Polar Star, an icebreaker expedition ship, lies at anchor in Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island.  Antarctic fur seals on the beach, and the rugged South Georgia Island mountains in the distance.  Sunset, dusk, Arctocephalus gazella
M/V Polar Star, an icebreaker expedition ship, lies at anchor in Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island. Antarctic fur seals on the beach, and the rugged South Georgia Island mountains in the distance. Sunset, dusk.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24318  
Viewing northern elephant seals along the beach, from the vessel Horizon, at Guadalupe Island, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Viewing northern elephant seals along the beach, from the vessel Horizon, at Guadalupe Island.
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 28776  
Antarctic fur seals, adult male bull and female, illustrating extreme sexual dimorphism common among pinnipeds (seals, sea lions and fur seals), Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay
Antarctic fur seals, adult male bull and female, illustrating extreme sexual dimorphism common among pinnipeds (seals, sea lions and fur seals).
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24324  
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  
Pacific harbor seal on wet sandy beach, Phoca vitulina richardsi, La Jolla, California
Pacific harbor seal on wet sandy beach.
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 20212  
Antarctic fur seals, on tussock grass slopes near Grytviken, Arctocephalus gazella
Antarctic fur seals, on tussock grass slopes near Grytviken.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Grytviken, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24414  
A crabeater seal, hauled out on pack ice to rest.  Crabeater seals reach 2m and 200kg in size, with females being slightly larger than males.  Crabeaters are the most abundant species of seal in the world, with as many as 75 million individuals.  Despite its name, 80% the crabeater seal's diet consists of Antarctic krill.  They have specially adapted teeth to strain the small krill from the water, Lobodon carcinophagus, Neko Harbor
A crabeater seal, hauled out on pack ice to rest. Crabeater seals reach 2m and 200kg in size, with females being slightly larger than males. Crabeaters are the most abundant species of seal in the world, with as many as 75 million individuals. Despite its name, 80% the crabeater seal's diet consists of Antarctic krill. They have specially adapted teeth to strain the small krill from the water.
Species: Crabeater seal, Lobodon carcinophagus
Location: Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25663  
A crabeater seal, hauled out on pack ice to rest.  Crabeater seals reach 2m and 200kg in size, with females being slightly larger than males.  Crabeaters are the most abundant species of seal in the world, with as many as 75 million individuals.  Despite its name, 80% the crabeater seal's diet consists of Antarctic krill.  They have specially adapted teeth to strain the small krill from the water, Lobodon carcinophagus, Neko Harbor
A crabeater seal, hauled out on pack ice to rest. Crabeater seals reach 2m and 200kg in size, with females being slightly larger than males. Crabeaters are the most abundant species of seal in the world, with as many as 75 million individuals. Despite its name, 80% the crabeater seal's diet consists of Antarctic krill. They have specially adapted teeth to strain the small krill from the water.
Species: Crabeater seal, Lobodon carcinophagus
Location: Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25665  
A colony of Antarctic fur seals, with the adult male (bull) in the center of his harem of females and juvenile fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay
A colony of Antarctic fur seals, with the adult male (bull) in the center of his harem of females and juvenile fur seals.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24326  
Antarctic fur seal carcass, lying on pebble beach.  Dead fur seals are quickly scavenged by giant petrels, leaving the pelt and skeleton of the dead fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay
Antarctic fur seal carcass, lying on pebble beach. Dead fur seals are quickly scavenged by giant petrels, leaving the pelt and skeleton of the dead fur seal.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24327  
Adult male bull Antarctic fur seal, amid his harem of females and juvenile fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, Right Whale Bay
Adult male bull Antarctic fur seal, amid his harem of females and juvenile fur seals.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Location: Right Whale Bay, South Georgia Island
Image ID: 24332  
Coronation Island, is the largest of the South Orkney Islands, reaching 4,153' (1,266m) above sea level.  While it is largely covered by ice, Coronation Island also is home to some tundra habitat, and is inhabited by many seals, penguins and seabirds
Coronation Island, is the largest of the South Orkney Islands, reaching 4,153' (1,266m) above sea level. While it is largely covered by ice, Coronation Island also is home to some tundra habitat, and is inhabited by many seals, penguins and seabirds.
Location: Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands, Southern Ocean
Image ID: 24849  
Coronation Island, is the largest of the South Orkney Islands, reaching 4,153' (1,266m) above sea level.  While it is largely covered by ice, Coronation Island also is home to some tundra habitat, and is inhabited by many seals, penguins and seabirds
Coronation Island, is the largest of the South Orkney Islands, reaching 4,153' (1,266m) above sea level. While it is largely covered by ice, Coronation Island also is home to some tundra habitat, and is inhabited by many seals, penguins and seabirds.
Location: Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands, Southern Ocean
Image ID: 24850  
Coronation Island, is the largest of the South Orkney Islands, reaching 4,153' (1,266m) above sea level.  While it is largely covered by ice, Coronation Island also is home to some tundra habitat, and is inhabited by many seals, penguins and seabirds
Coronation Island, is the largest of the South Orkney Islands, reaching 4,153' (1,266m) above sea level. While it is largely covered by ice, Coronation Island also is home to some tundra habitat, and is inhabited by many seals, penguins and seabirds.
Location: Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands, Southern Ocean
Image ID: 24851  
A crabeater seal, hauled out on pack ice to rest.  Crabeater seals reach 2m and 200kg in size, with females being slightly larger than males.  Crabeaters are the most abundant species of seal in the world, with as many as 75 million individuals.  Despite its name, 80% the crabeater seal's diet consists of Antarctic krill.  They have specially adapted teeth to strain the small krill from the water, Lobodon carcinophagus, Cierva Cove
A crabeater seal, hauled out on pack ice to rest. Crabeater seals reach 2m and 200kg in size, with females being slightly larger than males. Crabeaters are the most abundant species of seal in the world, with as many as 75 million individuals. Despite its name, 80% the crabeater seal's diet consists of Antarctic krill. They have specially adapted teeth to strain the small krill from the water.
Species: Crabeater seal, Lobodon carcinophagus
Location: Cierva Cove, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Image ID: 25576  
A group of Pacific harbor seals swim in the Childrens Pool in La Jolla, Phoca vitulina richardsi
A group of Pacific harbor seals swim in the Childrens Pool in La Jolla.
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 15050  
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males.  Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males. Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15390