The Day The Elephant Seal Stood Still

This seal had been in the water and started to come out in typical seal fashion. I don’t know the correct word for the “movement” but I am sure you’ve seen it before: they kind of lumber along the ground, flopping on their bellies. Even though they seem to be pretty flexible and are amazing in water, they just don’t look very elegant when they wiggle along.

Imagine my surprise when this seal suddenly “stood up”!

I’ve seen this kind of behavior when two seals fight or play-fight with each other. They do it to impress each other. And I guess that’s what this one could have been trying to do. Only I couldn’t see the other seal.

So it was quite a bizarre sight. Seems like he is cracking a smile, too.

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~ by tripgalleries on December 11, 2008.

2 Responses to “The Day The Elephant Seal Stood Still”

  1. He seems to have had a good time in the water. I love this photo!

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