Pier 39, Sea Lions

Snarling amid the females
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A large male snarled and made loud noises in the middle of the females.


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A sea lion woke up
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Another sea lion caused a ruckus elsewhere on the pier which caused this fellow to lift his head and look.


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A sea lion stretched
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This sea lion had just woken up and was stretching.


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A young sea lion slept
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A juvenile sea lion found a sunny place to itself on one corner of the dock. There it laid down and slept.


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A sea lion swam
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A sea lion swam upside down in the water near the floating docks.


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Old number 99
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This old male had the number 99 branded into its back.


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Snarling from the water
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This snarling sea lion made a ruckus that afternoon.


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Snarling from a platform
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Another sea lion on a floating dock snarled and made noise.


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A sea lion sleeping on his back
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One very large sea lion had rolled onto his back to rest with sun shining on his face.


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Snarling at a neighbor
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As a sea lion arrived on the platform, another might object to the new arrival.


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A posing male
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A large male sea lion posed to demonstrate that this area on the floating dock was his territory.


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A swimmer
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A sea lion swam away from one platform and toward another.


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Make noise
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Periodically, one or more sea lions would combine to make loud barking sounds.


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A snoozer
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A gentle, sunny afternoon found this sea lion taking a nap.


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A pair of snoozers
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A pair of sea lions rested on the floating docks.


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Objected to interloper
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An interloper sea lion had just boarded the floating dock. This appeared to have upset the sea lion already on the dock.


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Belly up
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A sea lion lay on its back, belly up to the sun.


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On a bay filled with stars
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Sunlight reflected from the harbor water caused the surface to sparkle as this sea lion swam through it.


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Abstraction in repose
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A sleeping sea lion can catch the light just right to cause his smooth body to appear as if it was a sculpture.


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Pile of sleeping Sea Lions
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Once comfortably napping, sea lions can come to be in a large pile.


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Sea lion posed
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One male posed with his head held high, then closed his eyes and rested.


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Sea lion heard a sound
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A sea lion that was resting upright, heard a noise and turned his head to see.


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If it itches bite it
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Sea lions cannot uses their flippers to scratch themselves all over, so must use their mouths to attack certain itches on the body.


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A youngster posed
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A young male posed in much the same way he would later pose as an adult.


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Close-up of a face
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Close up of a sleeping sea lion and those long whiskers.


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Essay in sea lion skin
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One photo shows three different coats.


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Well hidden
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A sea lion briefly surfaced as it approached the floating docks.


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Crows On The Pier Behind
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The western face of Pier 39 was crowded with folks there to watch the lounging sea lions.


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Looking up at tourists looking down
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Looking up at tourists looking down


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