Underwater Grace: Galapagos Sea Lion

In Images by Matt Shetzer

Galapagos Sea Lion Underwater

While Galápagos sea lions are great swimmers, they prefer to do most of their hunting close to shore, where they won’t face competition from sharks and whales.

This one took a break from its fishing trip to say hello. While males can attack humans if they perceive a threat to their territory, females and pups have no fear, and love to swim right up to photographers — which makes for extraordinary shots.

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Underwater Grace: Galapagos Sea Lion was last modified: April 10th, 2024 by Matt Shetzer