Año Nuevo Elephant Seals

It was a little early to be making the trek out past the dunes to see the Elephant Seals. The larger males won't be arriving for another few weeks but we were in the neighborhood so we stopped by anyway.

They were present in high numbers, mostly females and young males play fighting in the surf.

This one survived a Great White Shark bite to the neck and was badly wounded. The thickness of its blubber likely saved its life.

The Sea Lions that had overrun this house in the past had relocated to nearby rocks and the spooky structure lay deserted once again.