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14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Elephant Seal Bull

Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) come to shore in mid-winter along the central California coast. This older bull had been displaced from the primary breading beach by younger stronger males defending their harems. His worn teeth and battle scared neck were a tribute to the years he had commanded prime real-estate.

TAGS: California

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Truckee, California, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Brant Allen.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2014
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
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