Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris

Northern elephant seal. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico, Mirounga angustirostris, natural history stock photograph, photo id 03508Add To Light Table
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Northern elephant seal. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico

Stock Photo: 03508
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Format: Film 3:2
Other Names: elefante marino, sea elephant, sea cow
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