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Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 15 August 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This is the place to come if you want to view a happy, lazy, loud colony of sea lions. Along Fisherman's Wharf. Incredible. More pix of the sea lions to come... I promise.

NIKON D80 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 400 70 mm

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Oh too cool. I've been there and have a few shots but it was dusk when I was there and so the pictures didn't turn out this good. This is in San Francisco, right? I was at Pier 39 in Oregon and there were scads of sea lions there. A really noisy bunch.

15 Aug 2009 5:20am

@Marion: Yes, this is SF. I didn't know Oregon has a Pier 39, too. What city?

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

love the framing,they are so well behaved! Are they sleeping?

15 Aug 2009 6:38am

@tyan: Sunning themselves and resting up for the next foray into the bay and ocean.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Yes, the classic, sunning sea lions. I do seem to remember a distinct 'fragrance'. :D

15 Aug 2009 7:57am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

It's a terrific photo, and Judy answered my question about sea lions, I guess this is a place they like to be? how extraordinary :)

15 Aug 2009 3:39pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

they look like they are enjoying the sun!!

15 Aug 2009 4:32pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Strange to see how animals fit in to the surroundings we create . . sometimes, I think we worry too much about the things we do. Nature is resilient.

15 Aug 2009 7:40pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

I had a chuckle to see this. I've heard reports of what a nuisance they are, although they existed long before the pier. Perhaps they are happy believing the pier was built for them. Ah, fragance as Judy mentioned I didn't think of that. Good thing they are lazy or they may be beggars too. Great capture, Glenn.

16 Aug 2009 1:24pm

1/500 second
ISO 400
70 mm