California sea lion, Guadalupe Island, Mexico, Zalophus californianus
The California seal lion (Zalophus californianus) is found at Guadalupe Island, frequenting the offshore islets, especially Isla Afuera where the above photograph was taken. California sea lions are generally much bolder and more comfortable with divers than are Guadalupe fur seals.
California sea lion and diver consider each other, underwater in the clear ocean water of Guadalupe Island. Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico