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20100402_Sea_Lion_Swimming.jpg

Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
(1 of 10) (79684 views)

Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Friday 2 April, 2010)
(Photo taken 16:51:04 Friday 2 April, 2010)
© 2010 Terry Costales
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#Lion_Swimming


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


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20100427_Sea_Lions_Under_Wharf.jpg

Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
(2 of 10) (76532 views)

Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 27 April, 2010)
(Photo taken 16:51:22 Wednesday 10 March, 2010)
© 2010 Terry Costales
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#Under_Wharf


Sea Lions swam in and out of sunlight and shade beneath the wharf in Santa Cruz. external link


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20100513_California_Sea_Lion_Family_Portrait.jpg

California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
(3 of 10) (76923 views)

Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California
(Photo posted Thursday 13 May, 2010)
(Photo taken 10:07:08 Friday 12 March, 2010)
© 2010 Terry Costales
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#Family_Portrait


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


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20100519_California_Sea_Lion_Elkhorn_Slough.jpg

California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
(4 of 10) (76684 views)

Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 19 May, 2010)
(Photo taken 10:06:39 Friday 12 March, 2010)
© 2010 Terry Costales
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#Elkhorn_Slough


A very large male sea lion with a much smaller female. external link


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20100521_California_Sea_Lion_Male_Close_Up.jpg

California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
(5 of 10) (76994 views)

Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California
(Photo posted Friday 21 May, 2010)
(Photo taken 10:06:24 Friday 12 March, 2010)
© 2010 Terry Costales
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#Close_Up


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


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20100523_California_Sea_Lion_Sleepy.jpg

California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
(6 of 10) (76396 views)

Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California
(Photo posted Sunday 23 May, 2010)
(Photo taken 10:06:43 Friday 12 March, 2010)
© 2010 Terry Costales
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#Lion_Sleepy


Portrait of a large male sea lion sleepily surveying his domain.


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20100601_Sea_Lion_Expressions.jpg

California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
(7 of 10) (76633 views)

Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 1 June, 2010)
(Photo taken 10:06:30 Friday 12 March, 2010)
© 2010 Terry Costales
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#Lion_Expressions


More of the endless variation of facial expressions you can always find in sea lions.


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20100601_Sea_Lion_King_Of_Mountain.jpg

California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
(8 of 10) (76744 views)

Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 1 June, 2010)
(Photo taken 10:06:405 Friday 12 March, 2010)
© 2010 Terry Costales
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#Of_Mountain


King of the mountain and he knows it.


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20100604_Demure_California_Sea_Lion.jpg

California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
(9 of 10) (77994 views)

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


A female sea lion tried to appear very demure.


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20100604_Young_Sleepy_California_Sea_Lion.jpg

California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)
(10 of 10) (76216 views)

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


A very young sea lion was sleepily curious about his observers.


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