Elephant Seals play fighting


Recently weaned and abandoned by their parents (who were off feeding on the Antarctic Shelf), these young Elephant Seals have little to do other than play fight. It’s not too serious at this age, but it will get critical in a few years’ time when these seals begin competing for mates.

Macquarie Island, Australia

Canon 7D, 17–85mm at 66mm, 1/800, f6.3, ISO 200

by Glenn Ehmke, Victoria