Southern elephant seal pup taking its first breath, Mirounga leonina

Southern elephant seal pup taking its first breath. Just moments before the pup was still wrapped in placenta and had to free its head in order to breathe, Mirounga leonina, Valdes Peninsula. Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina, Mirounga leonina, natural history stock photograph, photo id 38420
Southern elephant seal pup taking its first breath. Just moments before the pup was still wrapped in placenta and had to free its head in order to breathe, Mirounga leonina, Valdes Peninsula. Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina

Species: Southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina
Location: Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina
Image ID: 38420
Format: Digital 2:3
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