14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Sustainable Travel
Piedras Blancas

Elephant Seals basking in the sun! At Piedras Blancas you can't go near the seals, just have to look at them from up the hill. This protects the animals and their environment from humans, making the rookery a haven for the seals. This is sustainable travel - leaving the natural environment the same or better than it was before you got there.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Piedras Blancas, California, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX S550
Copyright: © lauren babus