Monday, June 17, 2013

elephant seals are a real thing

Have you ever watched Planet Earth or a special on Discovery Channel/Animal Planet that featured a segment on elephant seals? I bet you thought the same thing I did: "What?!? Those things aren't real. This is some expensive CGI creation trying to grab viewers." Turns out these weird, alien-like seals actually do exist-- and in California, only a few hours north of me!

Dane & I headed north this past weekend to scope out some wedding sites in Big Sur, about 90 miles of the central coastal area of California. Just when we were entering the Big Sur area, we spotted a sign for an elephant seal lookout point. We decided to stop, but didn't have high hopes of actually seeing any seals.  We were very, very wrong!

The elephant seals were staying cool and preventing sunburn by throwing sand onto themselves with their little flippers. It was adorable to see little puffs of sand flying.

[looks like Dane chose to focus on the elephant seals for this photo... :) ]

1 comment:

  1. the third picture with the seals laying on the sand reminded me of what it looks like after Thanksgiving dinner at the Pluskota's!