Harbor Seal pups are being born on secluded coves. The bluffs at The Sea Ranch are one of the places you can quietly watch without disturbing them. Barbara Thrush saw a birth from start to finish.
Finally the little one is born.
Next the pup and its mother bond. They are also marking each other's scent so they can find each other.
And lastly the newborn pup tests the waters with mom watching close by.
Once again let me caution people not to "rescue" a pup left alone on a beach. The mother will leave her newborn while she fishes to feed herself. She will return!
Thanks to Barbara for allowing me to share her wonderful photos with you here.