Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bigger than Bugs

To keep the month from being all weather or music, here are a few pictures from my trip to the coast last July. This is a beach at San Simeon, and those rockish objects are elephant seals. Not exactly the daintiest creatures, are they? They come ashore and burrow about in the sand; some people surmise that the sand helps them rub off their winter fur. Despite their sluggish (literally!) appearance on land, they have amazing endurance in the water and will, in fact, spend months out at sea.
Even this sunbathing group had plenty of members that had to go out to test the water and tell everybody else about it. Their call--well, let's just say they sound about like they look. Rather big and overbearing.
But they are kinda cute when they're little.

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