More Chimney Rock elephant seals

This was actually a bit distressing: one of the baby elephant seals got separated from his mother and tried nursing on some other random female. That seal started barking at him to get away, causing others nearby to join in. The poor thing was crawling around looking for his mommy, all the while being crossly yelled at. I wanted to know how the drama played out and was hoping he found his way, but beached elephant seals are not the fastest moving animals and eventually we had to leave. I hope everything ended well for the poor little tyke.

A luckier baby nursing:

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