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NOAA Photo Library Image - anim1889

Two bull elephant seals fighting. Male elephant seals are territorial, and will fight for control of a rookery beach and access to females. The alpha male is defending his harem from a male coming onto the beach.

Image ID: anim1889, NOAA's Ark - Animals Collection
Location: California, Point Piedras Blancas
Photographer: Barbara Taylor NMFS/SWFSC/PRD
Credit: NOAA Fisheries

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