Mammals

Challenge #4 in the Nature series. Hosted by Valterj.
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Mating Elephant Seals
by RadGuy
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A Female Elephant seal resists a male Elephant Seal's attemp to mate at Ano Nuevo State Park (California). Males use brute force via their flippers and biting to hold female seals captive while attempting to mate. Female Seals give birth for the first time around 4 years old.
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Submitted: Sunday, 21st June, 2009 23:05 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 22nd January, 2009
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Notes: It was an overcast drizzly day on the Calif coast. I shot this image using a monopod and plastic bag to protect my gear from getting wet.
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