The California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) is a coastal eared seal native to western North America. It is one of five species of sea lion. Its natural habitat ranges from southeast Alaska to central Mexico, including the Gulf of California. Sea lions are sexually dimorphic, males are larger than females, and have a thicker neck and protruding crest. They mainly haul-out on sandy or rocky beaches, but they also frequent manmade environments such as marinas and wharves. Sea lions feed on a number of species of fish and squid, and are preyed on by killer whales and white sharks. (From Wikipedia)
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ikeharel (69925) 2014-02-26 8:34
This is amazing, Eleu, Sea-lions on rocks, but free out in the open.
They seem to enjoy the sunny golden rays, maybe exchanging recipes of fishs...
Intriguing photography, nature's did gave you a nice opporunity here.
rychem (34639) 2014-02-26 8:43
Great! Beautiful scene, very nice group of sea lion, i guess this photo was taken in the wild nature, very well done
saxo042 (37794) 2014-02-26 9:09
A very attractive picture of these sea lions. They really seem to enjoy themselves. The very blue sea provides a perfect backdrop.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-02-26 9:53
I saw sea lions on a cruise ( all day) along the Beagle Channel at the very end of America Continent
Always on top of the rocks like in your capture
Good contrast with the very blue waters
cornejo (41415) 2014-02-26 10:40
Hello Eleu, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting group view sea lions sunbathing on the rock, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jemaflor (96131) 2014-02-26 11:26
good pov on these sea lions, light and colors are perfect but maybe not enough sharpness.
mesutilgim (94610) 2014-02-26 14:06
Very nice capture of this beautiful sea lion family in their habitat.
TFS and best regards
photoray (13981) 2014-02-26 14:36
Fine candid view of the California Sea Lion in its natural habitat and doing what it does best, relaxing on rocks.
I was always paranoid about wearing a black wet suit in my body surfing days at Huntington Beach because I did not want to look like a seal to the sharks.
Thanks for sharing,
siamesa (28117) 2014-02-26 19:45
Boa noite Eleu
What a fantastic capture!Point of view, sharpness and colors are superb. Very well done.
mirosu (16041) 2014-02-27 5:10
This is an excellent, cute photo. You have taken it from superb viewpoint. The arrangement with the blue water in BG is very good.
Silvio1953 (140951) 2014-02-27 8:59
Ciao Eleu, great capture of lovely group, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
jacquest (18927) 2014-02-27 9:31
This is an interesting presentation of this bunch of happy sea lions against a blue sea background.
Cricri (117927) 2014-02-28 10:57
Toute jolie cette image de ces petits Otaries sur le rocher bien placé en avant plan sous une belle lumière et un bleu azur de l'eau