13 January, 2012

Point Reyes Elephant Seals

At Point Reyes National Seashore the elephant seals are birthing their pups.

Currently there are over 200 elephant seals on the main beach and new pups everyday.

After watching the main beach for a while, we like to check in on the others.

mother (head up) defending her new pup

Closer to the lighthouse we saw whales within minutes, probably grey.

a warm sunny day at the beach

Pt. Reyes is truly a treasure. The landmass is drifting north from south of San Diego, nearly half of N. American bird species and 20% of California plant species are found here, and wildlife viewing is guaranteed.