Elephant Seal Photo, Mirounga angustirostris



Seagulls feast on the placenta and birth tissues produced by an elephant seal birth just moments before.  The pup is unharmed; the interaction is a common one between elephant seals and gulls.  Winter, Central California. Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA, Mirounga angustirostris, natural history stock photograph, photo id 15478
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Seagulls feast on the placenta and birth tissues produced by an elephant seal birth just moments before. The pup is unharmed; the interaction is a common one between elephant seals and gulls. Winter, Central California. Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA

Stock Photo: 15478
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
Format: Digital 3:2
Other Names: elefante marino, sea elephant, sea cow
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Updated: August 17, 2019

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