California has 840 miles of coastline. Most of it is beautiful. This spot is no exception. If you enlarge this photo you will see a young male Elephant Seal (towards the lower right hand corner). He's just this minute coming ashore after a 3,000 mile migration from the Aleutian Islands to this very spot.
If you noticed that the water is sort of rusty red around this guy, it's because he has just totally cleaned out his bowels and bladder before going ashore. They don't like rolling around in their own muck on shore, so they go "shi shi" and "unko" in the water. Oh sorry, that's pee pee and poo poo in Japanese slang.
Nothing but nature at it's finest going on in this shot.
A few hundred yards south of the pic of the young male Elephant Seal, is a bunch of other seals (mostly females) who have recently arrived. They come and go at all times and don't travel in groups during their long journey. We're looking at only about 10% of the beach. During January and February the entire beach is covered with seals. Earlier I said they wouldn't muck up their rookery, you can see here how clean it is.