Friday, December 05, 2014

My Road Trip Pacific Coast Highway LA to San Francisco: Elephant Seals

Elephant Seal Rookery at Piedras Blancas is just north of San Simeon, On Hwy 1 just about 4 miles North of  Hearst Castle. This location saw seals return in the early 1990s. Since then, the population has exploded to well over 1000 at times.

Seeing the elephant seals in their natural setting was a fantastic experience.


Elephant seals scuffling at Piedras Blancas, San Simeon


It was amazing! There were so many seals that they were piled on top of each other for the entire stretch of sand.



sleeping beauty
 



 
It was pretty cool to see these beautiful animals.

6 comments:

eileeninmd said...

It is cool seeing the seal rookery. Wonderful photos of the seals.. Happy Sunday!

Felicia said...

beautiful creatures.

Karen Hayward-King said...

Great shots of the seal rookery. It's neat sitting and watching them.

Photo Cache said...

they are a sight behold aren't they?

Photo Cache said...

they are a sight behold aren't they?

Ela said...

Such beautiful creatures !
And your pictures are wonderful !