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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: 2014-03-01 10:14
Viewed: 1628
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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Hello Mr.Manyee,
Another very funny,but excellent photograph.Nice details with the moment of expression.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-03-01 12:18]

Hello Manyee,
Another great shot of a beautiful Sea Lion who seems to be soaking up the suns rays at the moment. You can tell it must have just gotten out of the water as it's hide is still all slicked down.
Exceptional detail and excellent DOF as even the pretty orangish red crab in the BG is in sharp focus. Overall a fine shot technically with just the right amount of exposure. Great job!!
Ron

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15608] (65295)
  • [2014-03-01 16:08]

Hi Manyee,a different new pic about sea lions,a very funny title and a beautiful face to face,i like the special bonus offered by the red crab in background too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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