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Sea lion in the sun

Sea lion in the sun

Marty’s photo of the day #2363: Aah! Another beautiful day on the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico. Just let me sleep.

Swimming with a sea lion

Swimming with a sea lion

Marty’s photo of the day #2262: Swimming with a sea lion in the Sea of Cortez (December 2016).

Fun with Sea Lions

Fun with Sea Lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2073: I had so much fun swimming with sea lions last year in the Sea of Cortez. Other than being in Antarctica, where the animals had no fear of humans, I can’t think of any other instance where wild animals interacted so easily with people and seemed to genuinely enjoy […]

Sea lion close up

Sea lion close up

Marty’s photo of the day #2077: I keep thinking that I’ve run out of presentable photos from my adventure last month in Mexico; then I find another one. Here’s a sea lion, hanging out on a prime rock, in the Sea of Cortez.

No getting past the bull

No getting past the bull

Marty’s photo of the day #2058: As mentioned in previous posts, Deb and I swam with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez last month. The sea lions welcomed us into the water, but stepping onto their tiny island was strictly forbidden. This was a sea lion rule, not a human rule. This big bull […]

Swimming with sea lions

Swimming with sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2057: Last month I featured an underwater shot from when Deb and I swam with sea lions in Mexico. This is another shot from that adventure. Swimming with the sea lions was so much fun! Especially when they’d come right up to my face—blowing bubbles. Here’s some background info: A […]

Now you see it. Now you don’t.

Now you see it. Now you don’t.

Marty’s photo of the day #2052: Earlier this month, when Deb and I were snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez, we saw more than just octopuses and sea lions. The area we were in had tons of sting rays. We knew sting rays liked to hide on the sea floor, but seeing them actually do […]

For Maxfield Parrish

For Maxfield Parrish

Marty’s photo of the day #2045: My favorite artist is Maxfield Parrish. Anyone visiting Deb and me knows that, as we have framed prints of his paintings throughout our house. Of all his work, Parrish was most famous for his “girls on rocks” paintings. I’m not a painter, but I dedicate today’s photo of “sea […]

Swimming with sea lions: what an experience!

Swimming with sea lions: what an experience!

Marty’s photo of the day #2036: I had never planned a photo months in advance before, but when Deb and I booked last week’s trip to the Baja Peninsula—and learned we’d have a significant chance of swimming with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez—this was the image I had hoped to capture. In fact, […]

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