Cape Cross, Namibia, February 19, 2016
We drove through a lot of desert from Spitzkoppe to Cape Cross-
Females give birth to one pup/year. They mate 10 days after giving birth but embryo development is delayed for 4 months. Gestation is 8 months. Males have harems of up to 60 females. Females weigh 40-80 kg and can stay under water for 7 minutes. Males are 2.2 m long and weigh 200-300 kg while females are 1.6 meters long. Sharks, killer whales, hyenas and jackals are their enemies.
Pups are born between December and January and suckle until they are 10 months old-
Pups like to hang out in the sea-
The many faces of seals-
Towns are few and far between but when we do come across one, it's modern. Each home has its own water supply-
Supper was very tender springbok medallions-