Young male elephant seals filmed play fighting

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Apr 10, 2018

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These grumpy elephant seals are fighting for their own space on top of the hill in a display of dominance.In the video, the two writhe against each other and growl.The southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) is the largest non-whale marine carnivore. Males grow up to about six metres (20 feet) long and weigh up to four tonnes (8,800 pounds). Males form harems in the beaches of Antarctica and sub-Antarctic islands, such as South Georgia. This particular clip was captured in 2015 in Stromness, South Georgia.


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