Punta Del Este, Uruguay - Eastern Republic of,
SEA ELEPHANT IS COVERED WITH SEA PLANTS TO MAINTAIN MOISTURE.
Richard Tesore (L), president of "SOS rescate fauna marina" (SOS sea
animal rescue) covers a male sea elephant with sea plants near Punta
del Este's harbor, January 10, 2002. The luxurious sea side resort of
Punta del Este is only 12 miles from "Isla de Lobos", one of the most
important reserve in the world for seals, and sick animals regularly
appear on the coast. REUTERS/Marcelo Gallardo