Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris

Northern elephant seal., Mirounga angustirostris, natural history stock photograph, photo id 26695
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Northern elephant seal.

Stock Photo: 26695
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Format: Digital 3:2
Other Names: elefante marino, sea elephant, sea cow
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