Fine art illustration of a Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Northern Elephant Seal was completed on 3.5.2010. A few years back I visited Ano Nuevo State Reserve south of San Francisco to see these impressive creatures. I was not disappointed – they are truly inspiring beasts. In order to see them and be safe you had to take a guided tour. They are massive, formidable and definitely deserve their name. The drawing is based partially on a photo by Ron Wolf. Recently, a German friend of mine unexpectedly came across one of these behemoths on a beach south of San Francisco. She was startled and a tad scared, but came out of the experience with a new appreciation for these pinipeds. UPDATE: Drawing completed redone 3/2022.