Male Elephant Seals at San Simeon in California
July 12-13, 2019

Contests among these males seems to erupt suddenly and subside as quickly.
Males can grow to as large as 16 feet long, and weigh as much as 2 tons.

Vocalizations of Elephant Seals are different for each seal and used to identify individuals.
For an article on elephant seal communication,
see The Rhythms That Make Elephant Seals Run or Fight.
Summer is post-breeding for elephant seals.
Females frequent the open ocean, while males prefer the coast.
2019 California Trip
Tamarack and Long Lake NWRs   Rice Lake NWR    Upper Peninsula and Seney NWR     Mobile  
In Search of Kirtland's Warbler      Prothonotary Warbler    2017 Trip:  T Roosevelt, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons     
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