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Elephant Seal

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Weighing up to four tonnes, elephant seals are the world's largest Carnivora and not to be messed with. As they are cumbersome on land, I was confident I could outrun one. However, making an impressive image required getting close, shooting from a low angle and capturing the elephant seal bellowing. That took nerve, perseverance and a readiness to leap to my feet when the elephant seal lunged at me.