Fighting Elephant Seals, Mirounga angustirostris

Young adult male northern elephant seal, mock jousting/fighting. Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA, Mirounga angustirostris, natural history stock photograph, photo id 10067
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Young adult male northern elephant seal, mock jousting/fighting. Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA

Stock Photo: 10067
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
Format: Film 3:2
Other Names: elefante marino, sea elephant, sea cow
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