Photo 8580, (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)

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What

northern elephant seal Mirounga angustirostris

Observer

kueda

Date

January 23, 2010 12:24 PM PST

Description

This Elephant Seal was hauled out at Drake's Beach. The naturalist on hand said he'd probably lost some confrontations in the main colony further up the shore, and was here in exile. I wish I could have taken a pic of myself lying down next to this beast because it was absolutely gigantic. Like 4000 lbs gigantic. Of course, that would have been both illegal and kind of dangerous.

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