Galapagos Sea Lion Underwater 20200302 093914

Galapagos Sea Lion Underwater

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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Galapagos Sea Lion Underwater was last modified: June 2nd, 2020 by Matt Shetzer