Monday, December 10, 2012

Elephant Seals

"Ouch! Why Did You Have to Pat My Head that Hard?"
Hello :) from elephant seals' wagging tail :)
Psst, don't be too loud, we don't have privacy here :)
" Got to shower myself with sand as my high quality sun block, way better than your SPF 100!! "
No Man is an island, got to find someone to play with
Hi, wanna play with me?
Of course, the above captions are product of my imagination. :) The elephant seals in this post are found in San Simeon. Elephant seals are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act. They are true seals, or earless seals, members of the pinniped suborder.

In the 1880's northern elephant seals were thought to be extinct, harvested by shore whalers and sealers for their blubber. The oil obtained from elephant seals is second in quality only to the sperm whale. A small group of between 20-100 elephant seals that bred on Guadalupe Island, off Baja California, survived the ravages of the seal hunts. Protected first by Mexico and later by the United States, they have steadily expanded their range. Today they are protected from hunting and harassment by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972.


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  1. Beautiful photos Betchai. I most specially love their captions. Hehehe

    Have a blessed Sunday!

  2. Love your photo journal!! They were so nice to tell you what they were thinking! :-)

  3. Oh, Hi there! Love the last photo most so cute!!! You made me smile hugely at "don't be too loud we don't have privacy here," hahaha... The first photo is funny hehehe, love love love all of them wonderwoman!! Elephant Seals love posing for you oh so much ;)

  4. Oh my gosh! The last one with that face? I want to take it home!

  5. Wow! How delightful! Your witty captions are making me love these innocently cute creatures, even more :)

  6. I am glad that elephant seals are now in protection! The things we did to our environment is unbelievable sometimes.

    Beautiful and fun photos, Betchai!

  7. Cool looking critters. Great photos! Have a happy Sunday!

  8. They are so adorable! I loved your captions.

  9. Really wonderful pictures (as always!)

  10. Ka-cuuuuute! Parang ang sarap nilang iuwi :)

  11. gorgeous close are you allow to go to them or do you have an awesome zoom-lense? was fantastic to enjoy their cute poses+sweet faces, I just want to cuddle with them (I am aware some are stinky and other dangerous;-)