San Mateo County
Ano Nuevo State Park

Ano Nuevo State Park, California

If you look carefully at the chest of this bull elephant seal you will see a multitude of scars that were received in duels with other bulls fighting for breeding rights with the harem that is basking in the sun around the victor.

Ano Nuevo State Park, California

Ano Nuevo State Park, California

Ano Nuevo State Park, CaliforniaAno Nuevo State Park, California

Ano Nuevo State Park is one of the very best places in the world to observe elephant seals. Docents guide walks into the dunes and give talks providing information about these seldom seen creatures of the deep. It is a wonderful story of a species which had been
on the brink of extinction now making a "come back".