Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Epicness of Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Beach

Edible Skinny was lucky enough to travel to Monterey and Carmel for the last few days for a fabulous travel trip (more on that to come!).  During our return to Los Angeles we were able to enjoy the majesty of the Big Sur drive. 

While on this impressive trek we were able stop and encounter the magical world of the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Beach.

In 1990, just under two dozen elephant seals were seen on the beaches outside of San Simeon (also home of the Hearst Castle).  Only a few years later, more than 400 seals were counted, primarily due to changing migration patterns.   Now about 20,000 elephant seals call this beach home.

Thanks to a very long camera lens I was able to get some great pictures of these epic animals (and one very friendly squirrel)! 


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