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Wet and Sandy


Wet and Sandy
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Galapagos Islands
Date Submitted: 2014-02-27 15:02
Viewed: 1675
Points: 6
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GALAPAGOS SEA LIONS
Zalophus californianus wollebaeki

The Galapagos sea lion is essentially a coastal animal and is rarely found more than 16 kilometres out to sea. Individuals are active during the day and hunt in relatively shallow waters (up to about 200 metres deep) where they feed on fish, octopus, and crustaceans. Sea lions and seals are also capable of making extraordinarily deep dives of up to 200 metres for 20 minutes or more, then rapidly surfacing with no ill effects. When ashore, the Galapagos sea lions rest on sandy beaches and rocky areas in colonies of about 30 individuals. They are extremely gregarious and pack together on the shore even when space is available.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6482 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2014-02-27 15:11]

Hi Manyee,fantastic portrait of this sea lion,a special light to have the best effect on its face and skin,great capture and great quality! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Great shot......

Hello Mr.Manyee,
Excellent details of this Sea Lion.We seldom cherish this species beauty here in TN.Nice colour and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Srikumar

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