Northern Elephant Seals Fighting, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA 02feb2008

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    Northern Elephant Seals Fighting, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA
    Submitted 28 June 2012
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    NOTE LICENSE CHANGE: 26 Nov 2009 now ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, for Getty stock use.
    26 Nov 2009, The Flickreenos representing Getty Images said: Hi mikebaird, Flickr has partnered with the fabulous Getty Images to offer an invitation-only service for Flickr members to license their photos for commercial use. The Getty Images team has noticed your work on Flickr, and is pleased to offer you an invitation to enroll with them. They have selected 5 of your photos for possible inclusion in the program. Here are a few of them [Red Fox Pups] [Western Snowy Plover] [Adult Sea Otter] [Northern Elephant Seals in Battle] [Peregrine Falcon Fledgling]. About Getty Images gettyimages.com . About Flickr’s partnership with Getty Images flickr.com/help/gettyimages/ .
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    Two male Northern Elephant Seals battling over breeding territory, as seen from the sanctioned pedestrian overlook viewing area (just south of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse) Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA (35 miles north of Morro Bay, CA) 02feb2008 - photo by Michael "Mike" L. Baird bairdphotos.com Canon 1D Mark III w/ 600mm f/4 IS lens on tripod. Not cropped or Photoshopped - as shot, converted from RAW in ACR view original 3888x2592

    24 March 2008, I was notified that this image is going to be used in the
    Sierra Club's Daily Ray of Hope - Good News and Inspirational Words newsletter

    More Creative Commons use at www.asknature.org/strategy/gallery/924ebec15991f6af8c68c4...

    26 Sept 2009 This Elephant Seal image is the cover photo of fotopedia and is also in the Fotopedia article Elephant Seal together with some other of my related elephant seal images.

    Lesson: Multiple lessons are illustrated here: Get close. Early light wins. Capture interesting behavior and action. Get the eyes in focus. Capture a catchlight in the eyes. Blur the background to make the subject pop using a wide aperture and long focal length lens.

    11 August 2011 educational use approved.
    Natural History Museum of Venice Italy use of this image is approved.
    Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia - www.msn.ve.it
    also related to www.museiciviciveneziani.it/
    www.flickr.com/photos/45606263@N07/

    02 April 2012 Your photo appeared in Editors' Choice
    Your photo Northern Elephant Seal, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, CA 02feb200 has been selected by our editors to be included in Editors' Choice. Our sincere congratulations to you! Less than 0.03% of the photos are selected to Editors' Choice, and we congratulate you on this great achievement. Keep on posting! 500px.com/photos/editors

    Pat Ulrich, wuk2345@yahoo.com, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Pat Ulrich 76 months ago | reply

      these are just awesome - what an experience!

    2. acastellano 73 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot! Congrats on the Daily Ray of Hope selection.

    3. Preston Hone [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      Great action and a wonderful capture!

    4. Michael_Field 66 months ago | reply

      WATER: A CALIFORNIA STORY

      Congratulations! Your photo has been selected to be on view in the Water: A California Story exhibition at the San Diego Natural History Museum. www.sdnhm.org/exhibits/water/castory.html


      Selected Flickr photos will be presented in a digital slideshow at the gallery entrance. Check the Water: A California Story group discussion pages for more exhibit info or email your questions to mfield@sdnhm.org
      Congratulations!!!

    5. Riverstone Images 65 months ago | reply

      Wow, great capture! Congrats on Daily Ray

    6. jmhullot 56 months ago | reply

      Your photo has been selected to be on Fotopedia homepage today 26/09/2009 - www.fotopedia.com

      It is also in the Fotopedia article Elephant seal together with some others of your fantastic elephant seals pictures.

      Thanks for using Creative Commons.

    7. mikebaird 56 months ago | reply

      jmhullot Thanks for the Creative Commons use and use note "26 Sept 2009 This Elephant Seal image is the cover photo of fotopedia and is also in the Fotopedia article Elephant Seal together with some other of my related elephant seal images."

    8. stan.patterson60 56 months ago | reply

      splendid capture!!!

    9. LAP75 56 months ago | reply

      Wow! This is a great photo! I saw it in
      NaturePhotographs
      NaturePhotographs

      Excellent capture here!!!

    10. ebirdman 56 months ago | reply

      Great capture!

      Wow! This is a great photo! I saw it in
      NaturePhotographs
      NaturePhotographs

    11. Joakim.Larsen 56 months ago | reply

      Fabulous take.
      Love the background.

    12. lamoustique 56 months ago | reply

      While the big males fight it out, the females sneak off and mate with the lesser males.
      --
      Seen next to a fellow photo of the group "photomorrobay". ( ?² )

    13. jd.echenard 55 months ago | reply

      Wonderful duo picture,fascinating details and composition,realy beauty image,well done,congratulations,have a happy week,best regards,jeanda.

      seen in Double Beauty

    14. Atum85 55 months ago | reply

      wonderful!

    15. mikaku 51 months ago | reply

      I love this shot Mike
      Thanks for sharing all this great work

      mikaku

    16. mikebaird 33 months ago | reply

      11 August 2011 educational use approved.
      Natural History Museum of Venice Italy use of this image is approved.
      Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia - www.msn.ve.it
      also related to www.museiciviciveneziani.it/
      www.flickr.com/photos/45606263@N07/
      Natural History Museum of Venice has sent you a message on Flickr.
      Subject: Photo request; Date: 11th August, 2011;
      Dear Mrs/Sir, I write You on behalf of the Natural History Museum of Venice.
      Our Museum’s permanent exhibit was reopened after being closed for many years. The Museum’s team is now working on a new multimedia room, where several pictures, showing examples of Nature’s adaptive strategies, will be projected together on the walls of a dark room, managed by an interactive device.
      Therefore, we kindly ask you for the permission for the usage, free of charge, of your relevant pictures that we found on the web page:
      www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2237782585/sizes/o
      We need just a 1024x768 size.
      In case of your agreement:
      - your name will be adequately acknowledged in the Museum’s credits.
      - the Venice Museum Foundation will be glad to offer you the Membership Friend Card, allowing free entrance in the 13 Foundation’s Museums (including the major Museums of Venice), discounts at the museums bookshops, and other benefits below listed.
      Please reply to our institutional address nat.mus.ve [at} fmcvenezia d o t it, copying this letter in your reply and writing “Photo request B10” as subject.
      Thank you for your attention, The Museum team
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      Friend’s card Benefits:
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    17. mikebaird 30 months ago | reply

      What a treasure of images and commentary. The new generation of Internet-enabled and leveraged students will learn like never before with such resources. Thanks for using my Elephant Seals in battle.
      Ref. www.stumbleupon.com/su/9MIMGa/green-buzz.net/environment/...
      www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2237782585/in/photostream/

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