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Bull elephant seal lies on the sand.  This old male shows the huge proboscis characteristic of this species, as well as 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 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 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.  Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table
Bull elephant seal lies on the sand. This old male shows the huge proboscis characteristic of this species, as well as 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: 15500  
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. Central California.
Image ID: 15512  
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. Central California.
Image ID: 15514  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
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, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table Adult male elephant seal lies on the beach, displaying the huge proboscis which is characteristic of the species.  Winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table Adult male elephant seal lies on the beach, displaying the huge proboscis which is characteristic of the species.  Winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table
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.
Image ID: 15532  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Adult male elephant seal lies on the beach, displaying the huge proboscis which is characteristic of the species. Winter, Central California.
Image ID: 15540  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Adult male elephant seal lies on the beach, displaying the huge proboscis which is characteristic of the species. Winter, Central California.
Image ID: 15541  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Adult male elephant seal lies on the beach, displaying the huge proboscis which is characteristic of the species.  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, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
Adult male elephant seal lies on the beach, displaying the huge proboscis which is characteristic of the species. Winter, Central California.
Image ID: 15544  
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: 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.
Image ID: 20390  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
This bull elephant seal, an old adult male, shows extreme scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table A bull elephant seal eyes a female before forceably mating (copulating) with her, Mirounga angustirostris, 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, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table
This bull elephant seal, an old adult male, shows extreme scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females.
Image ID: 20401  
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.
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.
Image ID: 20428  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table California sea lion, adult male, hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21561  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21563  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21567  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, fore flipper (fin), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table California sea lion, fore flipper (fin), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table
California sea lion, fore flipper (fin), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21568  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21569  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, fore flipper (fin), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21570  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21572  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21579  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21583  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21584  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21591  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21592  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table Guadalupe fur seal thermoregulating, hind flippers elevated, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Add To Light Table
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21595  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks.
Image ID: 21596  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
Guadalupe fur seal thermoregulating, hind flippers elevated.
Image ID: 02357  
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Northern elephant, adult male, wounds from territorial fighting, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table California sea lion, head whiskers and external ear, Zalophus californianus, Monterey Add To Light Table Adult male Guadalupe fur seal with females and pups, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Add To Light Table
Northern elephant, adult male, wounds from territorial fighting.
Image ID: 02522  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
California sea lion, head whiskers and external ear.
Image ID: 03224  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
Adult male Guadalupe fur seal with females and pups.
Image ID: 03743  
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 

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Categories Appearing Among These Images:
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Galapagos Sea Lion
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Guadalupe Fur Seal
Animal  >  Endemic Species  >  Galapagos Islands
Animal  >  Endemic Species  >  Guadalupe Island
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  California Sea Lion
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Galapagos Sea Lion
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Guadalupe Fur Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Juvenile / Pup
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Ear
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Elephant Seal Proboscis
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Eye
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Flipper / Fin
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Scar / Wound
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Sexual Dimorphism / Male - Female Difference
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Whisker
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Elephant Seal Bellowing
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Mating / Courtship
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Thermoregulation
Gallery  >  California
Gallery  >  California Sea Lion
Gallery  >  Elephant Seal
Gallery  >  Guadalupe Fur Seal
Gallery  >  Seals and Sea Lions
Gallery  >  Wildlife Portraits
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)  >  Above Water
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)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (California)  >  Piedras Blancas
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  World Heritage Sites  >  Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Big Sur
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Monterey
Location  >  World  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands
Location  >  World  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Jervis Island (Rabida)
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Arctocephalus townsendi
Mirounga angustirostris
Zalophus californianus
Zalophus californianus wollebacki
Zalophus californianus wollebaeki

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