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Southern Elephant Seal Greeting Card featuring the photograph Woeful Weaner by Ginny Barklow

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Woeful Weaner Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Love this face...terrific close-up!

Wow, this is such an awesome capture! LF and following!

Wonderful Photo, Very nice work.

You really saw his mood and captured it wonderfully! L

Beautiful portrait Ginny, He/she looks a bit sad

Beautiful work!..adorable portrait.....fav/v

Wonderful portrait!

Great work!!!

Great portrait!

Aw...great shot, G!


Look at those eyes!! Adorable!

Revisited. so cute!

Soooo cute!!

Beautiful shot....this fella is so cute. SE v


Very cute! L

Adorable capture~loving it! v

What a beautiful animal.. Your description is so interesting and special. Love it!!! FL

Sweet face.

How can you not love that face? Great shot! L/F

Great expression. I love that you can see reflection in his eyes. v

Glorious presentation with beauty of expression ..!

So crisp and clear! Wonderful face.

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Artist's Description

This elephant seal pup has just been weaned, and he is not happy about it! For the first three weeks of his life, things were good. Mom was always available for nursing and cuddling. Now she has suddenly started biting him and chasing him away. What he doesn't realize is that his mother's behavior is designed to save his life. His mother is ready to mate again and a pup near her would be in danger of being squashed by an amorous male. Southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) are the largest seals in the world. The average male is over 16 feet long and weighs over 4 tons. The largest male ever measured was 22 1/2 feet long and weighed 5 1/2 tons. Females are quite a bit smaller. They are about 10 feet long and weigh a little less than a ton. These large marine mammals spend over 80% of their lives in the ocean, only coming to shore to breed and molt. They are known for diving very deeply and staying under water for as long as two hours at a time. When I went ashore at St. Andrews Ba...

About Ginny Barklow

Ginny Barklow

I am a world traveler with a passion for nature photography. Whether I am taking pictures near my home on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, or in far away places like Antarctica, I am inspired and awed by the beauty found in nature. My work has been published in books, magazines, calendars and posters. Thank you for visiting my galleries. My hope is that you will enjoy looking at my pictures as much as I enjoy taking them. Ordering Info: Click on any gallery to view prints related to that subject, or view all images by clicking on the Artwork (or Images) tab. Click on any individual picture to enlarge the image for a better view. Tabs are provided so you can see available size and framing options for each image. Clicking on Greeting...

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