23 Feb 12. Continuing on with our rock theme today we take a look at something both on and near some rocks with a face that only a mother could love, and then her surname would likely have to be Durante. As we observed the seals at the Piedras Blancas rookery it was clear that there was one group of interested bachelor bulls, a huge grouping of nursing cows, and scattered amongst the cows a few harem bulls. These guys were constantly rearing up to advertise their presence and their possessions. The small group of bachelor bulls were either sleeping, contemplating a practice challenge with another of their group, in the process of so doing, or resting from an earlier practice. Our subject for today appears to either be one of those resting from an earlier practice session or just having finished a meal. Either way he was in no way eager to move far from where I shot him or be bothered by any of his bachelor brothers. But that was just fine with me as I really wanted to get his portrait and since he was simply "posing" for an extended period of time, I took the opportunity to snap a few frames. ISO 250; 1/80 sec @ f /14 on a tripod using the 80-400.