Mother Pup Nurturing Photos

California Sea Lions, Mother nursing her pup, Zalophus californianus, La Jolla
California Sea Lions, Mother nursing her pup.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36861  
Guadalupe fur seal mother and pup, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Guadalupe fur seal mother and pup.
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 02440  
California Sea Lions Mother nursing her pup, Zalophus californianus, La Jolla
California Sea Lions Mother nursing her pup.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36862  
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
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.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15421  
California Sea Lions, Mother nursing her pup, Zalophus californianus, La Jolla
California Sea Lions, Mother nursing her pup.
Species: California, Zalophus californianus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37840  
Mother elephant seal and her pup.  The pup will nurse for 27 days, when the mother stops lactating and returns to the sea.  The pup will stay on the beach 12 more weeks until it becomes hungry and begins to forage for food, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Mother elephant seal and her pup. The pup will nurse for 27 days, when the mother stops lactating and returns to the sea. The pup will stay on the beach 12 more weeks until it becomes hungry and begins to forage for food.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15422  
Mother elephant seal and her pup.  The pup will nurse for 27 days, when the mother stops lactating and returns to the sea.  The pup will stay on the beach 12 more weeks until it becomes hungry and begins to forage for food, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Mother elephant seal and her pup. The pup will nurse for 27 days, when the mother stops lactating and returns to the sea. The pup will stay on the beach 12 more weeks until it becomes hungry and begins to forage for food.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 20402  
An enormous male elephant seal dwarfs a tiny pup.  The bull is not interested in the pup and will typically ignore the pup, but the bull will not hesitate to run the pup over as it moves through the crowd on the beach, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
An enormous male elephant seal dwarfs a tiny pup. The bull is not interested in the pup and will typically ignore the pup, but the bull will not hesitate to run the pup over as it moves through the crowd on the beach.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 20403  
Mother elephant seal and her pup.  The pup will nurse for 27 days, when the mother stops lactating and returns to the sea.  The pup will stay on the beach 12 more weeks until it becomes hungry and begins to forage for food, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Mother elephant seal and her pup. The pup will nurse for 27 days, when the mother stops lactating and returns to the sea. The pup will stay on the beach 12 more weeks until it becomes hungry and begins to forage for food.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 20405  
Mother elephant seal and her pup.  The pup will nurse for 27 days, when the mother stops lactating and returns to the sea.  The pup will stay on the beach 12 more weeks until it becomes hungry and begins to forage for food, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Mother elephant seal and her pup. The pup will nurse for 27 days, when the mother stops lactating and returns to the sea. The pup will stay on the beach 12 more weeks until it becomes hungry and begins to forage for food.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15418  
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
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.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15420  
Newborn elephant seal pup, still wearing part of its placental sac, makes its initial bond with its mother.  Winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Newborn elephant seal pup, still wearing part of its placental sac, makes its initial bond with its mother. Winter, Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15480  
Newborn elephant seal pup, still wearing part of its placental sac, makes its initial bond with its mother.  Winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Newborn elephant seal pup, still wearing part of its placental sac, makes its initial bond with its mother. Winter, Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15495  
Bull male elephant seal, mother seal and her pup.  The pup will nurse for 27 days, when the mother stops lactating and returns to the sea.  The pup will stay on the beach 12 more weeks until it becomes hungry and begins to forage for food, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Bull male elephant seal, mother seal and her pup. The pup will nurse for 27 days, when the mother stops lactating and returns to the sea. The pup will stay on the beach 12 more weeks until it becomes hungry and begins to forage for food.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 20427  
Baby northern elephant seal near its mother, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Baby northern elephant seal near its mother.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 10057  
Baby northern elephant seal nurses on its mother, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Baby northern elephant seal nurses on its mother.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 10058  
Baby northern elephant seal nurses on its mother, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Baby northern elephant seal nurses on its mother.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 10060  
Baby northern elephant seal near its mother, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Baby northern elephant seal near its mother.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 10061  
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
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.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15479  
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