Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris



Juvenile northern elephant seal, underwater, San Benito Islands. San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito), Baja California, Mexico, Mirounga angustirostris, natural history stock photograph, photo id 10032Add To Light Table
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Juvenile northern elephant seal, underwater, San Benito Islands. San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito), Baja California, Mexico

Stock Photo: 10032
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito), Baja California, Mexico
Format: Film 2:3
Other Names: elefante marino, sea elephant, sea cow
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