Point Lobos: Harbor Seal Pup Nursing

Harbor Seal Pup Nursing from its Mother

California harbor seal pups are born every March-June and can swim at birth.  They grow up to 6 feet long and weigh up to 300 pounds.   A fun fact is that a pup will climb onto its mother’s back for a ride when tired!  This harbor seal pup was nursing from its mother on China Cove Beach at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (near Monterey, California).

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

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