This one goes out to all the mothers. I know it’s a day late, but seeing as I don’t post on Sundays I had to save my mother/baby tribute for today. This was taken at a little spot along the central California coast that I try to visit every few years or so. It’s a deserted stretch of beach that I stumbled upon one day that turns into an elephant seal nursery every January. There were a few stray males in the area, but mostly mothers and their single pup. It seemed every seal on the beach had one. In this photo, behind the main subject, you can see another mother and baby out of focus in the background.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 270mm) ISO 800, f/4 at 1/250th of a second