A group of juvenile and female Guadalupe fur seals rest and socialize over a shallow, kelp-covered reef. During the summer mating season, a single adjult male will form a harem of females and continually patrol the underwater boundary of his territory, keeping the females near and intimidating other males from approaching. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) , Mexico, Arctocephalus townsendi, Mexico (E. Pacific Ocean)


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A group of juvenile and female Guadalupe fur seals rest and socialize over a shallow, kelp-covered reef. During the summer mating season, a single adjult male will form a harem of females and continually patrol the underwater boundary of his territory, keeping the females near and intimidating other males from approaching. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) , Mexico, Arctocephalus townsendi, Mexico (E. Pacific Ocean)
Credit to: Blue Planet Archive / Phillip Colla

Image dimensions: 5400x3600

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