There are two very important haul outs among the many that you will find along the coastline within The Sea Ranch. In the spring the harbor seals gather in these two areas prior to giving birth to their pups. The day that these pictures were taken the seal docent counted forty-two animals basking on the rocks as the tide came in. An unusually large set of waves hit just about the time the photographs were being taken. Dramatic results - but fear not - no one was hurt - just a bit of wounded pride for having picked the wrong rock.

seals before the wave

seals lazing on the rocks

the wave is coming...

now that is definitely a big wave...

ok, ok, I'll go find another rock...

we're moving, we're moving...

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