Elephant Seal Photo, Mirounga angustirostris



Two pups nurse on an elephant seal mother.  In spite of the fact that a female only has enough milk to successfully nurse a single pup to weaning, abandoned pups may try to nurse and the inexperienced mothers may not understand that both pups are doomed.  Winter, Central California. Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA, Mirounga angustirostris, natural history stock photograph, photo id 15483
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Two pups nurse on an elephant seal mother. In spite of the fact that a female only has enough milk to successfully nurse a single pup to weaning, abandoned pups may try to nurse and the inexperienced mothers may not understand that both pups are doomed. Winter, Central California. Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA

Stock Photo: 15483
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: January 25, 2020

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