The Seal Effect
Two elephant seal pups (Mirounga leonina) playfighting on the beach of Gold Harbor, South Georgia. When they grow up, these fightings get more serious. Territorial fights between adult male elephant seals include inflicting bites through their thick seal skin. These two adult males started a fight in the water next to a shipwreck in the old Harbour of Grytviken, South Georgia. The fight ended undecided with one of the males retreating to open waters.