Mirounga leonina (Southern elephant seal)

sea elephant [English]; suidelike olifantrob, see-olifant [Afrikaans]

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Mirounga leonina (Southern elephant seal)

Mirounga leonina (Southern elephant seal), Stoney Point, South Africa. [photo Trevor Hardaker ]

Mirounga leonina (Southern elephant seal)

Mirounga leonina, Grytviken, South Georgia. [photo Trevor Hardaker ]

 


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