For today's embrace the camera, I'm highlighting our spontaneous trip to California's Central Coast to see the baby Elephant Seals being born last weekend. Their story is amazing - check it out here. It's a crazy experience - the seals come to this same beach every year to have their babies and mate (within days of giving birth, the female is impregnated again! How do you like that?) The Moma seals nurse their pups for 28 days and during that time their pup will gain 300 pounds!!! And the Moma doesn't eat and loses 500 pounds! Glad I'm not an Elephant Seal!!
There were at least 12 births while we were there. Didn't get to see the actual birth but could tell by the swarms of seagulls what was happening. We did see some mating activity though!
My husband took this picture of just me. Not sure why, but I'm flattered that he did!!
Me trying to explain to the little guy what was going on. He put his head down in embarrassment!
A wonderful day was had by all. If you live in California, I highly recommend this family adventure. It's educational, interesting, beautiful, and loads of fun!