Friday, February 23, 2018

Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo

We had a reservation to hike out to the elephant seals at Ano Nuevo State Park today. Unfortunately, not that many seals were on shore, but we still got to see some nice action.

This male bears some deep scars from fights with other males.

The males basically hang around on the beach looking after the girls and trying to make babies.

Any rivals that get to close get shooed away, or beaten up if they don't want to listen.

What a painful and stressful job. This morning, this male was in a bloody fight with another male.

Sigh. You barely have any time to relax around here. Back on the job.

Time's up! We're heading away from the beach, while another group is making their way down.

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