Point Reyes is home to birthing elephant seals this time of year.
We watched the drama of hundreds of elephant seals.
a beach packed with nursing mothers
For a few months life is on the beach for these huge seals.
Fights between males are common for breeding rights.
Fights between females are common for beach real estate.
a bull male moves to defend his harem...
...from this male intruder
It is a noisy affair with grunts and monkey sounds.