Footage of elephant seal pups nursing, and more

January 8, 2013

As a follow up to our recent story on the debauchery of the elephant seal breeding at Ano Nuevo State Reserve, we figure you can never get too much on elephant seals at this time of year, can you?

The first crop of pups have been born and are now busy growing and gaining weight as they nurse from their mothers — a good sign that the world is as it should be for these blubbery beasts.

Nature photographer David Cruz sent in these amazing pics and a video of nursing pups from his recent trip out to the reserve.


About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.

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