Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi

A group of juvenile and female Guadalupe fur seals rest and socialize over a shallow, kelp-covered reef.  During the summer mating season, a single adjult male will form a harem of females and continually patrol the underwater boundary of his territory, keeping the females near and intimidating other males from approaching. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico, Arctocephalus townsendi, Stephanocystis dioica, natural history stock photograph, photo id 09677
A group of juvenile and female Guadalupe fur seals rest and socialize over a shallow, kelp-covered reef. During the summer mating season, a single adjult male will form a harem of females and continually patrol the underwater boundary of his territory, keeping the females near and intimidating other males from approaching. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico

Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi, Stephanocystis dioica
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 09677
Format: Digital 3:2
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