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Brutus and Lola

By tonyguitar
Sea lions are well fed on Herring so their mood is mellow. For the first time there were a few lions on our main dock. Normally they are out 100 yard on the steel floats. A fine opportunity for ' portraits '.

We could walk to within 30 feet, so close enough to pick out personalities. There was a little fight when a big guy climbed aboard the wharf. They weigh in at close to a ton, so a surprise for the nerves when the dock began heaving a little.

A very enjoyable opportunity.

Tags: Sea lions Wildlife and nature Stellar sea lions California sea lions

Voters: Savvas511, dimalexa, Spkr51 and 28 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



9 Mar 2017 2:44AM
A great ""talking"" capture Tony . It seems that are really talking and that makes the opportunity you took very rare .

Great work .
Please receive my Award
Savvas Stavrinos
dimalexa 6 5 Greece
9 Mar 2017 2:56AM
A fabulous snapshot, wonderful photo, Tony!
Spkr51 6 United States
9 Mar 2017 2:58AM
Excellent capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
9 Mar 2017 3:41AM
Great fun capture Tony. It's strange I haven't seen any seals at French Creek while the herring are here. I used to see lots of them in Q.Bay. They be out front of our house all around the herring boats. Maybe that's still where they all are and up your way too.
tonyguitar 11 77 37 Canada
9 Mar 2017 4:17AM
There are two sea lion booms and also the floats are filled with sea lions so that may be why they got the nerve to climb on the left side dock at Fanny Bay.
Only about eight or nine Sea Lions.
There have been no seals in the Courtenay River for weeks. I have seen only one seal near the bird lookout on Dyke Road three days ago.
Is it this unusual cold spell? TG

tonyguitar 11 77 37 Canada
9 Mar 2017 4:21AM
Savvas, I am pleased to accept your award. Getting this close was just my turn for good luck today and your Award makes it very much more fun too. I was able to get many ' portraits '. Thank you again, Savvas.
kojack 11 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2017 7:40AM
A great quirky and well compose image .
cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
9 Mar 2017 8:04AM
They smell too!!!! GrinGrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2017 9:54AM
Great looking shot of this pair Tony, the one on the left looks a bit aloof.
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2017 10:04AM
A great capture TonyGrinGrinGrin

EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
9 Mar 2017 1:40PM
The expressions captured are priceless Tony. How lucky to be able to get this shot.
9 Mar 2017 2:31PM
Great capture
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
9 Mar 2017 4:21PM
surprised to learn how much they weigh-- I love this "Street" capture --and the interaction between the two!
9 Mar 2017 6:07PM
Splendid capture one of your best. Love the way one is in focus and the other is not. Debs
Mike_Smith Plus
15 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2017 6:28PM
Superb to get this close to them Tony, strange mammals these
9 Mar 2017 9:48PM
Super shot Tony. Cathy
tonyguitar 11 77 37 Canada
9 Mar 2017 10:53PM
Yes Debs. Main topic in front in focus and BG soft, just as the naked eye works. Otherwise f/16 or pinhole would be THE rule. Helps the subject to ' pop '. TG
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
15 Mar 2017 12:29PM
a very composed image

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