Nothing makes me feel more like I'm part of a National Geographic documentary than taking a trip to Año Nuevo State Reserve during the winter mating season of the northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris).
Resting bullWatching bullBeachmasterKing of Loser's BeachBull elephant seal under an overcast sunsetElephant seal in evening lightElephant seal stretching upBig bull sealBull elephant seal at Año NuevoBeachmaster at Año NuevoElephant seal standoffAggressive DisplayStart of the chaseOut of the wavesEye contactBull seal displays in the rainEver watchfulBig noseBull with reflectionElephant seal silhouette