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  • Landings in the Antarctic are always a bit of a toss up - dependent on the weather, and wildlife!
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We pulled in to Jason Harbour and luckily, there was a spot open in the bay which the seals *weren't* sleeping on, so we could land
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Here's a look at a typical landing:
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The staff disembark first, to assess conditions and chart a route. They plant red flags to create a 'path' for everyone to follow
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We started off in the bay, trudged through some boggy marsh (where I almost sank and temporarily lost my snow boots), then climbed up a hill for a fantastic view over the entire bay
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As we were coming down, we saw a circle of penguins waiting for their friends to return from the sea
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The loop is complete once we see the criss-crossing red flags! 
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#shershegoes_antarctica
  • Landings in the Antarctic are always a bit of a toss up - dependent on the weather, and wildlife!
    +
    We pulled in to Jason Harbour and luckily, there was a spot open in the bay which the seals *weren't* sleeping on, so we could land
    +
    Here's a look at a typical landing:
    +
    The staff disembark first, to assess conditions and chart a route. They plant red flags to create a 'path' for everyone to follow
    +
    We started off in the bay, trudged through some boggy marsh (where I almost sank and temporarily lost my snow boots), then climbed up a hill for a fantastic view over the entire bay
    +
    As we were coming down, we saw a circle of penguins waiting for their friends to return from the sea
    +
    The loop is complete once we see the criss-crossing red flags! 
    _
    #shershegoes_antarctica
  •  593  22  5 hours ago

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  • A great role model for a grey chilly morning like today’s 😂
  • A great role model for a grey chilly morning like today’s 😂
  •  126  3  17 hours ago

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  • On the Pacific coast highway
You can stop your car
And see hundreds of elephant seals basking
The smell is ferocious
The price you pay for such beauty

#ElephantSeal #PCH #WestCoast
  • On the Pacific coast highway
    You can stop your car
    And see hundreds of elephant seals basking
    The smell is ferocious
    The price you pay for such beauty

    #ElephantSeal #PCH #WestCoast
  •  48  4  22 May, 2019
  • Tempo Wednesday!
  • Tempo Wednesday!
  •  132  1  22 May, 2019
  • 五月正值母海獅和青少年的蛻皮期
有一點臭臭的
但還是好可愛啊😍
影片請往下看,因為第一個影片那時發限時動態,一堆人私問說:「是不是死了?怎麼不會動」
他們是在曬太陽啦🤣🌞
#elephantseal #sand #beach
  • 五月正值母海獅和青少年的蛻皮期
    有一點臭臭的
    但還是好可愛啊😍
    影片請往下看,因為第一個影片那時發限時動態,一堆人私問說:「是不是死了?怎麼不會動」
    他們是在曬太陽啦🤣🌞
    #elephantseal #sand #beach
  •  36  0  22 May, 2019
  • 05.04.19 | PCH
  • 05.04.19 | PCH
  •  28  1  21 May, 2019
  • His name is Winston 💖 He is an elephant seal done on scratch board 
#elephantseal #scratchboard .
Credit: Original photograph by Justin Hofman
  • His name is Winston 💖 He is an elephant seal done on scratch board
    #elephantseal #scratchboard .
    Credit: Original photograph by Justin Hofman
  •  9  0  21 May, 2019
  • Still have a couple more photos to share from our trip to the Antarctic! The season spans late October - early March, and depending when you visit, you'll get to see wildlife in different stages
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We were part of the first visitors of the season, so we caught the tail end of penguins molting (feathers ALL over the ground!), some penguin courting and seal fighting (last pic!) 🌊
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did you know, penguins lose their feathers all at once? it's officially called catastrophic molting
_
we saw tons of elephant seals on the beach. typically its a harem of female cows, maintained by one head bull (called the beachmaster)
_
Only the beachmaster can mate with the females, so occasionally a rival male seal will challenge him for the right to become beachmaster.
_
competition is so intense that the bulls won't leave the beach even to find food (they rely on their blubber). you can see how aggressive the fight gets in the last photo!
_
#shershegoes_antarctica
  • Still have a couple more photos to share from our trip to the Antarctic! The season spans late October - early March, and depending when you visit, you'll get to see wildlife in different stages
    _
    We were part of the first visitors of the season, so we caught the tail end of penguins molting (feathers ALL over the ground!), some penguin courting and seal fighting (last pic!) 🌊
    _
    did you know, penguins lose their feathers all at once? it's officially called catastrophic molting
    _
    we saw tons of elephant seals on the beach. typically its a harem of female cows, maintained by one head bull (called the beachmaster)
    _
    Only the beachmaster can mate with the females, so occasionally a rival male seal will challenge him for the right to become beachmaster.
    _
    competition is so intense that the bulls won't leave the beach even to find food (they rely on their blubber). you can see how aggressive the fight gets in the last photo!
    _
    #shershegoes_antarctica
  •  1,866  60  21 May, 2019
  • Oh hi, I didn’t seal you there.

Photo by @andy_mann
  • Oh hi, I didn’t seal you there.

    Photo by @andy_mann
  •  342  2  21 May, 2019

Top #elephantseal Posts

  • Landings in the Antarctic are always a bit of a toss up - dependent on the weather, and wildlife!
+
We pulled in to Jason Harbour and luckily, there was a spot open in the bay which the seals *weren't* sleeping on, so we could land
+
Here's a look at a typical landing:
+
The staff disembark first, to assess conditions and chart a route. They plant red flags to create a 'path' for everyone to follow
+
We started off in the bay, trudged through some boggy marsh (where I almost sank and temporarily lost my snow boots), then climbed up a hill for a fantastic view over the entire bay
+
As we were coming down, we saw a circle of penguins waiting for their friends to return from the sea
+
The loop is complete once we see the criss-crossing red flags! 
_
#shershegoes_antarctica
  • Landings in the Antarctic are always a bit of a toss up - dependent on the weather, and wildlife!
    +
    We pulled in to Jason Harbour and luckily, there was a spot open in the bay which the seals *weren't* sleeping on, so we could land
    +
    Here's a look at a typical landing:
    +
    The staff disembark first, to assess conditions and chart a route. They plant red flags to create a 'path' for everyone to follow
    +
    We started off in the bay, trudged through some boggy marsh (where I almost sank and temporarily lost my snow boots), then climbed up a hill for a fantastic view over the entire bay
    +
    As we were coming down, we saw a circle of penguins waiting for their friends to return from the sea
    +
    The loop is complete once we see the criss-crossing red flags! 
    _
    #shershegoes_antarctica
  •  593  22  5 hours ago
  • Still have a couple more photos to share from our trip to the Antarctic! The season spans late October - early March, and depending when you visit, you'll get to see wildlife in different stages
_
We were part of the first visitors of the season, so we caught the tail end of penguins molting (feathers ALL over the ground!), some penguin courting and seal fighting (last pic!) 🌊
_
did you know, penguins lose their feathers all at once? it's officially called catastrophic molting
_
we saw tons of elephant seals on the beach. typically its a harem of female cows, maintained by one head bull (called the beachmaster)
_
Only the beachmaster can mate with the females, so occasionally a rival male seal will challenge him for the right to become beachmaster.
_
competition is so intense that the bulls won't leave the beach even to find food (they rely on their blubber). you can see how aggressive the fight gets in the last photo!
_
#shershegoes_antarctica
  • Still have a couple more photos to share from our trip to the Antarctic! The season spans late October - early March, and depending when you visit, you'll get to see wildlife in different stages
    _
    We were part of the first visitors of the season, so we caught the tail end of penguins molting (feathers ALL over the ground!), some penguin courting and seal fighting (last pic!) 🌊
    _
    did you know, penguins lose their feathers all at once? it's officially called catastrophic molting
    _
    we saw tons of elephant seals on the beach. typically its a harem of female cows, maintained by one head bull (called the beachmaster)
    _
    Only the beachmaster can mate with the females, so occasionally a rival male seal will challenge him for the right to become beachmaster.
    _
    competition is so intense that the bulls won't leave the beach even to find food (they rely on their blubber). you can see how aggressive the fight gets in the last photo!
    _
    #shershegoes_antarctica
  •  1,866  60  21 May, 2019

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  • You’re not just gonna keep scrolling and not say hi, are you?! 🌊 Cuteness aside, these elephant seal pups can grow to be up to 20 feet long in adulthood and weigh around 4.5 tons—and yes, before you ask, their name is *definitely* fitting: there are some actual (land) elephants that weigh that much! 🐘 This adorable pup was photographed by @franslanting in South Georgia. 🌾
  • You’re not just gonna keep scrolling and not say hi, are you?! 🌊 Cuteness aside, these elephant seal pups can grow to be up to 20 feet long in adulthood and weigh around 4.5 tons—and yes, before you ask, their name is *definitely* fitting: there are some actual (land) elephants that weigh that much! 🐘 This adorable pup was photographed by @franslanting in South Georgia. 🌾
  •  5,264  69  2 May, 2019