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Oh, the hangover!

Oh, the hangover!

Marty’s photo of the day #2673: This is a female elephant seal, on an island off the coast of Antarctica. She looks sick—or like Brett Kavanaugh waking up after a night of light drinking—but she’s perfectly fine. She’s just in the midst of molting.

Molting elephant seal

Molting elephant seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2134: Here’s another shot from Antarctica. This is a female elephant seal. Her skin looks kind of like Donald Trump’s because she is molting.

The shy elephant seal

The shy elephant seal

Marty’s photo of the day #1929: This morning I got carried away, reading news stories, and suddenly realized I needed to pick a photo and then get to work. I photographed this female elephant seal, thirteen years ago, near Antarctica. Somehow I managed to overlook her all these years. I guess she just wasn’t ready […]

Donald Trump will make you look like this

Donald Trump will make you look like this

Marty’s photo of the day #1824: I told the elephant seal not to watch the Donald Trump speech, but she wouldn’t listen.

Molting Elephant Seals

Molting Elephant Seals

Marty’s photo of the day #1793: Molting female elephant seals, photographed off the cost of Antarctica.

Molting Elephant Seal

Molting Elephant Seal

Marty’s photo of the day #1653: This is a molting female elephant seal (photographed on just off the coast of Antarctica).

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