August 3, 2009

Elephant Seal Mother and Pup

Photograph by Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

An elephant seal mother and pup nuzzle to learn each other's smell. Before weaning at about three weeks, the 90-pound (40-kilogram) newborn could triple its weight, while the nursing mother may lose a third.

See more photographs from the November 2008 feature story "Shore Leave."


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