Dogs in Wetsuits

 

Although they look lazy on land, these lions of the sea sure can move quickly when underwater! They are some of the friendliest  and most inquisitive creatures I have ever dived or swam with. A guide on our boat described them as "dogs in wetsuits" and I think that's quite accurate. They are much more like dogs than lions. Friendly and active but always ready for a nap! 

Boats are a good place for a snooze.

Boats are a good place for a snooze.

It's incredible swimming with creatures that come this close and aren't afraid of you. These are completely wild animals yet they are happy to swim right up to you and play.

It's incredible swimming with creatures that come this close and aren't afraid of you. These are completely wild animals yet they are happy to swim right up to you and play.

This Sea lion looks  like a cartoon character. I think she was wondering   what my camera was!

This Sea lion looks  like a cartoon character. I think she was wondering   what my camera was!

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Curious baby sea lion says hello!

Curious baby sea lion says hello!