Northern Elephant Seals, Piedras Blancas Photo



A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA, natural history stock photograph, photo id 35133
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A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA

Stock Photo: 35133
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
Format: Digital 2:3
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Updated: October 17, 2019

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