The big southern elephant seal giving me a big stare down whilst he molts. This ...

in appics •  3 months ago

... process of molting takes about a month, which they spend all of that time ashore. In big pile of smelly amd noisy blubber trying to use each other to stay warm.

Not going to lie but the smell is quite distinct but to walk around these giant marine mammals is well worth it.


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Must be amazing to see these guys face to face. Hard to comprehend how big they actually are from photos.

Nice 👍😄

you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?"

Oh wait. It's not a caption contest ;)

Southern elephant weight: Up to 4,000 kg :O :O :O