Piedras Blancas Northern Elephant Seal Rookery
Central Coast of California
It's birthing time for the northern elephant seals.
Pregnant mothers make a 2500 mile swim to this beach so that they can give safe birth to their pup.
|This pregnant female just arrived or "hauled out"|
|Pups are born with soft, black fur.|
|Pups gain 10 pounds a day from Mom's milk!|
|This fella hasn't missed a meal in about 3-weeks.|
|See the big male on the right side.|
|The big male vocalizing|
|Can you tell the difference between the male, female & pup?||.|