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A raft of sea lions

A raft of sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #3816: Swimming with a raft of sea lions in the Sea of Cortez. There are eleven, possibly twelve sea lions in this photo.

Sea lions!

Sea lions!

Marty’s photo of the day #3665: Swimming with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez was so cool! They were such curious creatures.

Swimming with sea lions

Swimming with sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #3590: Getting crisp underwater photos is tough, because light is limited and the water and subject are always moving. Still, I had to try! This is a curious sea lion I swam with in the Sea of Cortez.

Sea lions don’t socially distance!

Sea lions don’t socially distance!

Marty’s photo of the day #3478: Someday, late this year, we won’t have to socially distance either. (Sea lions, photographed in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico)

The sea lions can’t wait!

The sea lions can’t wait!

Marty’s photo of the day #3052: These sea lions are waiting on a tiny island in the Sea of Cortez with great anticipation. As soon as Deb and I dropped into the water with our snorkel gear, they were in with us. It was one of the few times I’ve observed wildlife where the observee […]

Swimming with curious sea lions

Swimming with curious sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2904: The other night Deb and I watched one of the BBC Planet Earth specials, where divers were swimming with sea lions off the coast of Alaska. That, of course, reminded me of our similar experience in the Sea of Cortez, and I had to dig up a photo that […]

Sea lions

Sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2555: Sea lions and a bonus gull. (Photographed in the Sea of Cortez)

Swimming with sea lions

Swimming with sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2513: I’ll never forget having the privilege of swimming with sea lions in the Sea of Cortez. They were such curious creatures—and they loved to demonstrate the proper way to swim. I’m sure they were wondering: Why can’t I move with such dexterity and grace?

Curious sea lions

Curious sea lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2413: Swimming with curious sea lions in the Sea of Cortez.

Sea Lions

Sea Lions

Marty’s photo of the day #2293: Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez. As soon as Deb and I jumped into the water, they were there with us.

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