88 photos, 3 videos
Northern Elephant Seals ((Mirounga angustirostris) come ashore to breed, birth their young and molt at Año Nuevo State Park in Northern California. While the pelagic range covers an enormous span, breeding is restricted to only about seven principal areas, four of which are on coast of California.

Año Nuevo State Park

Año Nuevo State Park

Weaner Pups

Weaner Pups

Año Nuevo Weaner Pup Elephant Seals

Pigeon Point Light Station at Sunset

Pigeon Point Light Station at Sunset

Weaner Pups

Weaner Pups

Pigeon Point Light Station at Sunset

Pigeon Point Light Station at Sunset

Pigeon Point Light Station at Sunset

Pigeon Point Light Station at Sunset

Mating

Mating

Sand dunes

Sand dunes

Weaner Pups

Weaner Pups

Caught in the middle

Caught in the middle

Ano Nuevo Male Elephant Seal

Weaner Pup yawn

Weaner Pup yawn

Green flash at sunset

Green flash at sunset

Weaner Pups

Weaner Pups

Pigeon Point Light Station at Sunset

Pigeon Point Light Station at Sunset

Weaner Pups

Weaner Pups

DSC_1950

DSC_1950

Weaner Pups

Weaner Pups

Año Nuevo Elephant Seals Mating