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Galapagos Sea Lions


Galapagos Sea Lions
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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: 2013-12-19 12:36
Viewed: 4728
Points: 16
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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: 6550 W: 89 N: 15638] (65413)
  • [2013-12-19 15:26]

Hi Manyee,they need tanning too...ehehe..what a beautiful capture of these sea lions,a funny pose and a spectacular quality,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Delighted to see you posting a fresh picture taken in Ecuador, Manyee. Welcome back!
The red tinge to the scene presumably shows the natural coloration of earth in that part of the world. It is a beautiful image of a baby Sea Lion with an adult. Adorable pose.
Keep coming back!
Regards.
Ram

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-19 22:59]

Hi,
Beautiful image of this mother sealion and its cub...good lighting and colors. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hi Manyee
照的清晰 很漂亮的海豹
顏色細緻新奇 光線亮麗
呈現著一副溫馨的畫面
構圖美麗 背景深遂
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STONE

Hi manyee
nice shot of mother and kid. nice natual colors with bright lightings,
well composed,

tfs
karthik

hello Manyee
What an outstanding image it is.
great mood you captured with good composition.
perfect colour and sharpness.
best wishes.
samiran

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-12-20 15:38]

Wonderful scene of natural life, beautiful portrait of this sea lion in the Galapagos Islands and Cub ... beach, probably ferrous and volcanic reddish sediments officiating beautiful backdrop for these slender marine Scriptures.

Congratulations, Manyee!

From Argentina, Hernan Bortondello

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-22 3:02]

Hi Manyee,
Excellent details,fantastic colours and perfectly sharp photo.
Very nice shot of this beautiful sea lions.
Regards Jiri.

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