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California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #00248, all rights reserved worldwide. California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #00259, all rights reserved worldwide. California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #00260, all rights reserved worldwide.
California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Image 00248 California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Image 00259 California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Image 00260
Some years we have great encounters with sea lions at Isla Afuera at Guadalupe Island, where waves crash against the immense wall and sea lions and divers alike fly back and forth bodysurfing in the surge. The water is so clear that Afuera's cliffs can be seen rising several hundred feet above the surface (right).
California sea lion, Sea of Cortez, Zalophus californianus, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #00620, all rights reserved worldwide. California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #01922, all rights reserved worldwide. California sea lions swim and socialize over a kelp-covered rocky reef, underwater at San Clemente Island in California's southern Channel Islands, Zalophus californianus, San Clemente Island, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02031, all rights reserved worldwide.
California sea lion, Sea of Cortez, Zalophus californianus, Image 00620 California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Image 01922 California sea lions swim and socialize over a kelp-covered rocky reef, underwater at San Clemente Island in California's southern Channel Islands, Zalophus californianus, San Clemente Island, Image 02031
California sea lions swim and socialize over a kelp-covered rocky reef, underwater at San Clemente Island in California's southern Channel Islands, Zalophus californianus, San Clemente Island, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02158, all rights reserved worldwide. California sea lions, Coronado Islands, Zalophus californianus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02151, all rights reserved worldwide. California sea lions, Coronado Islands, Zalophus californianus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02160, all rights reserved worldwide.
Juveniles, weather side of San Clemente Island, California sea lions swim and socialize over a kelp-covered rocky reef, underwater at San Clemente Island in California's southern Channel Islands, Zalophus californianus, Image 02158 Sea lions hauled out at a winter rookery near San Diego, Coronado Islands, Mexico [Image 2151] [Image 2160]
California sea lion, with monofiliment cut, Zalophus californianus, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #00958, all rights reserved worldwide. California sea lion, thermoregulating, Zalophus californianus, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #01956, all rights reserved worldwide.
Unless it is captured by marine mammal rehabilitation/rescue experts, this sea lion will likely die from infection or starvation because of the fisherman's monofiliment line wrapped around its neck, California sea lion, with monofiliment cut, Zalophus californianus, Image 00958 This California sea lion is exhibiting thermoregulation (controlling body temperature) by raising its foreflipper out of the water, California sea lion, thermoregulating, Zalophus californianus, Image 01956
California sea lion, juveniles mock sparring, Zalophus californianus, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #00961, all rights reserved worldwide.
California sea lion, juveniles mock sparring, Zalophus californianus, Image 00961

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