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Southern Elephant Seal
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Southern Elephant Seal

June 11, 2010
The southern elephant seal is the largest seal in the world. The name comes from the trunk-like proboscis of the bull, which is inflatable. Males can reach over 4.5 meters (14 ft.) in length and weigh over 4,000 kg (4 tons). This photo was taken near Palmer Station, Anvers Island, Antarctica. (Date of Image: January 2005)