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p.1 #1 · Galapagos- #10 Sea lion beach master


1. Six of the eight passengers traveling together on our converted fishing boat- plus our Ecuadorian guide.
2. Although much smaller than adult male California sea lions further north, this beach master is still a fair amount bigger than the lovely members of his harem. He looks almost black because he just got out of the ocean. As he dries out, he'll turn brown.
3. Mom and pup.
4. Mom isn't happy at the closeness of the other young sea lion. She paid no attention to me at all- but then, I stayed at least 15 feet away.



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Apr 12, 2012 at 03:45 PM
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p.1 #2 · Galapagos- #10 Sea lion beach master


Excellent Pictures Charlie

That sand is so white considering that it is a volcanic island

Saba



Apr 12, 2012 at 04:07 PM
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p.1 #3 · Galapagos- #10 Sea lion beach master


Thats one big boy!


Apr 12, 2012 at 04:38 PM
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p.1 #4 · Galapagos- #10 Sea lion beach master


Wonderful series Charlie!


Apr 12, 2012 at 04:39 PM
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p.1 #5 · Galapagos- #10 Sea lion beach master


Thanks Saba, conrad and Birdie.
Some of the island beaches have white sand like this because of local offshore coral reefs.
On one beach, I walked around a dozen female sea lions lolling around- without a male in sight. Suddenly the harem master burst out of the bushes, running quite fast (sea lions use their hind flippers for walking- whereas true seals can't). It scared the poop out of me momentarily- until I realized he was heading straight to the water. Another male had been approaching, and this guy wasn't having any of it, so he chased the interloper (in the water) for a few hundred feet before turning back. I sighed with relief, waded into the water to wash away any evidence of my "accident," and then returned to my sightseeing. Okay, I made up the poop part- but not the other. This guy was fast.
Charlie



Apr 12, 2012 at 07:10 PM
 

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p.1 #6 · Galapagos- #10 Sea lion beach master


Another nice set Charlie.. For some reason the song "Me and my Shadow" comes to mind when looking at the last shot ~ Ron


Apr 12, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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p.1 #7 · Galapagos- #10 Sea lion beach master


another lovely set Charlie


Apr 12, 2012 at 11:49 PM
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p.1 #8 · Galapagos- #10 Sea lion beach master


What a beautiful place this must be Charlie, beaches to die for
Beautiful shots as well

Tom



Apr 12, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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p.1 #9 · Galapagos- #10 Sea lion beach master


Very nice set Charlie. the last is my pick

Morris



Apr 13, 2012 at 12:27 AM
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p.1 #10 · Galapagos- #10 Sea lion beach master


Thanks Ron, Ken, Tom and Morris.
"Just me and my shadow, walking down the avenue." A'yup, I remember that song .
Charlie



Apr 13, 2012 at 01:45 AM





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