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An adult male elephant seal does not react kindly to another male in the area around his harem, and has the scars to prove he's earned his little spot on t...
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An adult male elephant seal does not react kindly to another male in the area around his harem, and has the scars to prove he's earned his little spot on the beach.
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djamesbarr
 
djamesbarr November 18, 2016
amazing capture!
elainadevault
 
elainadevault April 12, 2017
What a fearsome capture!
mtdoc
 
mtdoc June 27, 2017
Absolutely powerful!
Desvergnes
 
Desvergnes October 14, 2017
All the photo is in the eye of the seal
boogyidol
 
boogyidol December 10, 2017
Nice shot
frankjrosetti PRO
 
frankjrosetti December 11, 2017
Terrific capture! Congratulations!
Ch3Rpi
 
Ch3Rpi June 10, 2018
Marks of a warrior.
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 11, 2018
Awesome
ConnieFresn PRO+
 
ConnieFresn June 19, 2018
Now that is an angry face! Great capture.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was captured on the remote island of South Georgia, in the Antarctic Ocean.
Time
Morning time
Lighting
Only natural lighting
Equipment
Canon 1DX, Canon 600mm f/4 lens, tripod
Inspiration
Seeing a male elephant seal go after another male seal was one of my bucket list items, and seeing it happen right in front of me while I had my camera all setup was a chance of a lifetime.
Editing
Some colour correction and minor dodging and burning
In my camera bag
Canon 1DX, Canon 5D4, 600mm f/4, 300mm f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8
Feedback
Be careful! The male elephant seal isn't interested in humans, but if you are between it and another male it will have no problems crushing you and/or your gear to get to that male. They can move very fast!

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