Monday, December 24, 2012
The first birth of the season, caused much excitement as it took place a little earlier than usual this year, coming before the middle of December !
Once again, dragged out and bloody fights between big alpha males have been largely absent. The females, on the other hand, are continuing last year's extremely feisty behavior. Where all this leads to will indeed be interesting !
Every once in a while you get an eager-beaver adult male wanting to mate before the female's in heat. When this happens, it's usually with the younger females.
Click here for photos of the season.
Click here for video of the Ultimate 5,000lb Male Challenge. Wait till the end as I have to run away from the huge male who wants to challenge ME !
Saturday, December 8, 2012
All too soon, though, these younger males will be usurped by the giant adult males and the pregnant females longing to give birth.
Click here to see some of the antics of younger males captured for eternity.
With the weather acting oddly, it's going to be interesting to see if the elephant seal behavior is any different from last year when the females were extremely aggressive from the get-go. They were so aggressive that as far as I could tell, most males were unsuccessful in their mating attempts.
Click here to watch video of virile young males.