<< Previous Next >>

Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind
Photo Information
Copyright: Way Lim (waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-08
Categories: Ocean
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-16 17:54
Viewed: 4241
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture of the two sea lions on one of the smaller islands Rabida in the Galapagos Islands. In this island the sands are brick red in color. The sea lions here are playful and inquisitive. They are speedy and agile on land. They will swim along with you when you go snorkeling.

Sea Lions live in large Colonies. Adult males known as Bulls are the head of the Colony. Bulls grow to be up to 7 ft (2 m) in length and 800 lbs (363 kg). As males grow larger they fight to win dominance and for a territory including a Harem of between 5 and 25 Cows. Dominant Bulls will fight off any intruders entering the territory.

vanderschelden, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Way
Wow, I can't believe how red the sand is, the sand must have a high iron content. These two Sea Lions look so relaxed sleeping on the beach. Excellent composition, framing and detail. A nice sharp image. Good note too.
TFS Janice

Hello Way,
They don't look very speedy and agile here:)
Great moment.
Well done technically as well..

  • Great 
  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-17 0:52]

Wonderful scene. Great detail and sharp, nice composition. TFS

It's beautiful beasts, wonderful colours and good pose

(Thanks Way for your comments on my first photograph here on trek nature.)

The photograph you took of the sea lions has an amazing color contrast and you handled the composition very well. Nice bokeh. For me this is a stunner. Easy subject to photograph in this case I guess but well seen and well documented. Thanks for sharing.

hello Way

Beautiful photo of these 2 sea lions with fine POV
with the sand giving a perspective effect,
excellent DOF, and a lovely light, TFS


Calibration Check