Elephant Seals Near San Simeon

As I drove up California Highway 1, I stopped off at a beach near San Simeon to check out some elephant seals. Being that I’ve never seen elephant seals before, I didn’t know what to expect. First off they are very dramatic. They are always making noise and getting into fights where it looks like they are trying to either bite or get the higher ground on their competition. Second, they are not very graceful on land. They move along and look like a slug. It’s funny because you can see all of their fat jiggle when they move. Third, I guess they get the name “elephant seal” because of the funny shaped nose they have that kind of resembles a trunk. Here are my photos from this interesting experience.

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