Elephant seal

What on Earth? June 6th

Today’s answer is juvenile male elephant seal (Mirounga leonina)

This was photographed out the back of Davis Station, Antarctica in 1996.

Juvenile males haul themselves up on the beach and hang out together like a bunch of teenagers. Apart from the occasional fight, and a bit of grumbling, belching and farting they are usually quite peaceful.

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