Northern Elephant Seals Fighting, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA 02feb2008
03 Dec 2009. Featured photo in Quote Snack Blog about Nature.
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Northern Elephant Seals fighting for territory and mates, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA 02feb2008 - photo by Michael "Mike" L. Baird bairdphotos.com Canon 1D Mark III w/ 600mm f/4 IS lens on tripod.
Note: time of photo was 07:51 AM - Camera EXIF reflects incorrect time setting due to incorrect daylight savings adjustment.
27 Sept. 2008 National Geographic submission caption: Northern Elephant Seals (Mirounga angustirostris) - two males fighting for territory and mates. Taken in early morning light at Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA 02 Feb 2008. Elephant Seals are of the Phocidae ("true seals") family, and derive their name from their great size and from the male's large proboscis, which is used in making loud roaring noises, especially during the mating competition shown here. Impressive as they look in their mass and ferocity, these two males are not fully mature. My NG Gallery.
Creative Commons use note: This is a Featured Picture on the English Wikipedia and has been selected to appear as Picture of the Day on August 22, 2008. Congratulations! This image was selected as picture of the day on the English Wikipedia for August 22, 2008.
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Photo contest op. San Luis Obispo County Emergency Preparedness Calendar.
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02 MAy 2012 My fighting Elephant Seals image www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2238575400/ is expected to appear on the National Geographic Wild channel soon channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/