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Northern Elephant Seal Big bull returning to his harem after a short stand of with a challenger  Fall,Geotagged,Mirounga angustirostris,Northern elephant seal,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Northern Elephant Seal

Big bull returning to his harem after a short stand of with a challenger

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The northern elephant seal is one of two species of elephant seal . It is a member of the family'' Phocidae'' . Elephant seals derive their name from their great size and from the male's large proboscis, which is used in making extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating competition. Sexual dimorphism in size is great: The males can grow to 14 ft and 5,000 lb , while the females grow to 11 ft and 1,400 lb . Correspondingly, the mating system is highly polygynous;.. more

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by DanielNelson
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Uploaded Apr 17, 2017. Captured Dec 20, 2016 10:30 in 452 Slo San Simeon Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452, USA.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/14.0
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO1600
  • 289mm