These are photos of the Elephant Seals just north of San Simeon, California, on Scenic Highway 1. The Elephant Seals come on shore for January – March to have their pups and breed. They stay on the beach and do not eat the entire time. The mature male Elephant Seals are around 5,000 pounds when they come on to the beach and around 4,000 pounds when they leave in March.
Want to learn more? Check out the Friends of the Elephant Seals.