An elephant seal pup carcass is picked over by seagulls, Mirounga angustirostris

An elephant seal pup carcass is picked over by seagulls.  The pup was perhaps abandoned by, or became separated from, its mother, or else succumbed to disease or injury from much larger males during their territorial battles on the beach. Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA, Mirounga angustirostris, natural history stock photograph, photo id 20391
An elephant seal pup carcass is picked over by seagulls. The pup was perhaps abandoned by, or became separated from, its mother, or else succumbed to disease or injury from much larger males during their territorial battles on the beach. Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA

Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 20391
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