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Alpha Male. Northern Elephant Seal (M. angustirostris) at Piedras Blancas at sunrise 22Jan2011 | by mikebaird
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Alpha Male. Northern Elephant Seal (M. angustirostris) at Piedras Blancas at sunrise 22Jan2011

Alpha Male. Northern Elephant Seal (M. angustirostris) at Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal south viewing area, north of San Simeon, CA, at sunrise on a photomorrobay.com outing on 22 Jan 2011.

Photo © 2011 “Mike” Michael L. Baird, mike {at] mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com, Canon EOS 1D Mark III 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera, Canon 300mm f/2.8, no Circular Polarizer, Gitzo Tripod with Gimbal Head, RAW.

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Note: Two of my other Elephant Seal photos appears on the related Wikipedia pages at

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_seal and

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Elephant_Seal

to

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mating_scene_with_elevated_Alp...

and

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Elephant_seals_fighting.jpg and

File:Elephant_seals_fighting.jpg from www.flickr.com/photos/72825507@N00/2238575400/

keywords: elephant seal, Northern Elephant Seal, M. angustirostris,Mammal,piedras,blancas,blancas,san simeon,22Jan2011, angustirostris

Northern Elephant Seal M angustirostris Piedras Blancas 22Jan2011

Northern Elephant Seal Piedras Blancas 22Jan2011

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Taken on January 22, 2011