Elephant seals like to make a lot of noise. And they kinda look like driftwood.
It was soooo windy out there. I can't even imagine how fast the winds were blowing. All I know is that it felt like hail was flying horizontally at us, only it was the wind blowing bits of sea foam at us, I think. I would have to face away from the wind and then brace myself and flip around super fast to get a quick look or snap a photo. These were not pleasant conditions at all. I actually started using my camera to block the wind from my face, which wasn't a good idea since my (very expensive) lens then started fogging up. Fortunately, no permanent damage.