Galapagos Sea Lion Pup

By February 24, 2009Galapagos Diaries

Of all marine animals — I have seen many different kinds, large and small — the most appealing to me are pinnipeds (sea lions, fur seals, seals). Here is one, a cute little Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus californianus wollebacki) pup photographed on North Seymour Island just a few yards away from where the magnificent frigatebird in the previous post was observed. Galapagos sea lions are very closely related to California sea lions, indeed they are just a subspecies.

Galapagos sea lion pup, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, North Seymour Island

Galapagos sea lion pup.
Image ID: 16506
Species: Galapagos sea lion, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

More Galapagos sea lion photos, and photos from the Galapagos Islands.