Elephant Seals at Seal Cove, Point Reyes
The main beach at Seal Cove. This is prime whelping time and there are at least 9 pups here (all small and black).
Nearby, a would-be beachmaster decides to practice his roaring. Getting ready...
Really putting some feeling into it!
Oh, stop your roaring; you're not impressing anybody! (Apparently not everyone appreciates the noise.)