50. Galapagos 2 - Sea LionsOctober 15, 2019 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F
There are about 25,000 sea lions in Galapagos, the largest of which can grow to over 8 feet. They can live to be 20 years old. Unlike many other species, the biggest threat to them is not humans, but the decline in fish (food) available to them after El Nino.
As you can see from the videos, they are not intimidated by humans, and are very playful. They sprawl out unceremoniously on beaches, rocks and docks for naps that help them replenish their oxygen supply.
So fun to watch them!Read more