Procreation by Anders Landin
© 2010 Anders Landin

    • Title: Procreation
    • Artist: Anders Landin
    • From: San Carlos, CA USA

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    Artist Statement

    I traveled down to the Elephant seal colony at Piedras Blancas/San Simeon for a few days this February to photograph during the peak of the pupping and mating season. This bull was the alpha male on the beach. He approached a group of younger females. The other females took off when he came, but this one was cornered. The bull's focused expression and the firm grip he uses to hold the female juxtaposed against her small size and helpless look struck me as particularly powerful as I pressed the shutter of my camera.

    Camera: Canon EOS 50D, 100-300/5.6L @ 100mm, ISO 400, 1/250s, f/8

    The framed photograph is printed on Kodak Professional Endura paper, glossy