Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008: Elephant Seals

Just 4 miles north of the Hearst Castle, you can find a true treat: a colony of elephant seals that are totally oblivious to human presence. I could observe those giants for hours and still not have enough.

Elephant seal bulls practicing fighting before the mating season:

Sleeping bull:

Roaring bull:

Female elephant seals do not have elephant-like noses:

But they can also make a roaring noise:

From the same beach, you can also see Piedras Blancas Lighthouse:

And lots of seagulls: