An Antarctic fur seal giving birth, or “pupping” at Cape Shirreff, Livingston Island. A female fur is pregnant for about a year, then gives birth to a single pup. About a week after giving birth she becomes sexually receptive and mates, and the reproductive cycle begins again.
Species: Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella
Photo Credit: Mike Goebel
Year Taken: 1999
Contact: SWFSC AMLR Program