Elephant Seals

I was going to do a post today about glBlendFunc and a few of the different ways you can use it to get different effects. But over the weekend, I got a chance to go on a trip to check out the elephant seals in Ano Nuevo State Park. So you’re going to hear about that first.

Elephant seals are big. I mean, really big. The biggest ones can get about 15 feet long and up to 5000 pounds heavy. To give you an idea of what that’s like, imagine three of me lined up on the floor. Now drop another 40 of me in a pile on top of that. And that’s about how big they can get.

They can also move surprisingly fast. The shuffle their bulk in a sort of … waddle-gallop? galumph? I’m not sure what you call it. But it’s pretty impressive. Check them out if you ever get the chance.

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