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Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
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This photo shows a sea lion swimming in the late afternoon sunlight beneath the wharf in Santa Cruz. Lovely light on a lovely animal. external link


Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 2 April, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:51:04 Friday 2 April, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Lion_Swimming
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Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
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Sea Lions swam in and out of sunlight and shade beneath the wharf in Santa Cruz. external link


Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 27 April, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:51:22 Wednesday 10 March, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Under_Wharf
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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
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To our left as we exited the harbor and entered the slough, we saw an old pier covered with sea lions. We slowly motored past them. It was quite satisfying to be at their level and so close to them. I feel like I ended up with a family portrait instead of a wildlife photo. external link


Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 13 May, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:07:08 Friday 12 March, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Family_Portrait
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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
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A very large male sea lion with a much smaller female. external link


Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 19 May, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:06:39 Friday 12 March, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Elkhorn_Slough
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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
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Close up of a male sea lion. According to Wiki, "Zalophus californianus" means "Californian big-head" because a male grows a crest of bone on top of his head that causes a bulging forehead. external link


Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 21 May, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:06:24 Friday 12 March, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Close_Up
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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
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Portrait of a large male sea lion sleepily surveying his domain.


Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 23 May, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:06:43 Friday 12 March, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Lion_Sleepy
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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
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More of the endless variation of facial expressions you can always find in sea lions.


Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:06:30 Friday 12 March, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Lion_Expressions
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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
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King of the mountain and he knows it.


Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 1 June, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:06:405 Friday 12 March, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Of_Mountain
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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
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A female sea lion tried to appear very demure.


Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 June, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:06:05 Friday 12 March, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Sea_Lion
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A very young sea lion was sleepily curious about his observers.


Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 4 June, 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:06:05 Friday 12 March, 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Sea_Lion
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