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Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina)

Subadult male, Kaikoura, 3 June 2015 Elephant Seals are a fairly regular vagrant to NZ coasts from the subantarctic, but they always seem to appear where-ever I am not! This time I got lucky and this young male arrived on the Kaikoura coast, a couple of hours north of my location. He was first seen on Friday, and today (Wednesday) I managed to get up there to try and find him. Brilliant animal! So much more amazing in person than I would have imagined.

Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina)
Chlidonias, 3 Jun 2015
    • Chlidonias
      Subadult male, Kaikoura, 3 June 2015

      Elephant Seals are a fairly regular vagrant to NZ coasts from the subantarctic, but they always seem to appear where-ever I am not! This time I got lucky and this young male arrived on the Kaikoura coast, a couple of hours north of my location. He was first seen on Friday, and today (Wednesday) I managed to get up there to try and find him.

      Brilliant animal! So much more amazing in person than I would have imagined.
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    Chlidonias
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    3 Jun 2015
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