Thursday, May 16, 2013

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seals, Diana Version

Just a few miles away from the Hearst Castle along the Central California coast you can visit a beach where the ground squirrels are trained to beg for food from visitors coming to see a group of elephant seals spending time on land. In mid-April, when we visited, the beaches were mostly covered with adult females and younger males and females in their molting season. Watching them is somewhat surreal since it's so unusual to see large groups of wild non-human mammals doing their thing. (Un)Fortunately my Diana+ was being a Diana on this day and these photos got a touch of leaked light...

looking North with the Piedras Blancas lighthouse in the background


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