There is a large colony of Australian Sea Lions at Seal Bay on the south coast of Kangaroo Island. The bay is probably incorrectly named. Sea lions are different to seals - they have hair whilst seals have fur and can stand the cold out of water better. They tend to go out to sea feeding for about 3 days at a time and then rest on land for another 3 days.
You are allowed onto the beach although under strict supervision of a ranger so it does let you get reasonable close to the sea lions. Despite that this photo was taken with maximum zoom (250) and then cropped a little.
This pair were romping at the edge of the water. The big one on the with lots of scars is an adult male. I'm not sure whether the other one is a yound male or a female.
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gus72 (2510) 2012-05-01 2:46
Hi Ian !!
very nice and very sharp image despite the distance. Well taken.
I saw exactly the same sea lions a few days ago........ but, they are Argentinian Sea Lions !!!!!!!
also...... nice reflection of the bodies on the sand.
dkmurphys (37399) 2012-05-01 7:51
Very funny wildlife capture. I like the charming scene, well taken!
Jeppo (17623) 2012-05-01 12:39
sealions are funny animals. they sometimes act in a undefined way and we only have the try to figure out what the hell are they doing
chrisvek (5645) 2012-05-01 14:55
You are so lucky,for the chance seeing this special nature moment!You captured these very cute sea lions on the right time.Great tones and amazing atmosphere.Well done!TFS
Have a good night
delpeoples (45684) 2012-05-02 4:13
What an adorable wildlife shot. These sea lions are magnificent and to have captured two posing like that for you is amazing. Excellent sharpness and great composition. Thanks for sharing, have a great evening.
npecanhuk (54207) 2012-05-03 5:21
Lovely wild animal scene!
Truly interesting and attractive picture!
Simple but effective composition, nice chosen pov, colors and light!
TFS - congrats,
jmdias (46230) 2012-05-21 3:08
very nice image showing these beautiful animals. I liked the soft light here and the perfect sharpness. TFS.