I've seen sea lions in the wild, but never this close, and never this many. They are here for the herring. From the parking lot we could already hear their loud barks.
|"I hear barking, but they don't look like dogs"|
|Rafts of lions|
|The type who can sleep despite the ruckus|
|I think we all know who the bully is here|
Sea lions are one of the creatures who are quite comfortable with humans, making them easily viewable. With full bellies, and about four times heavier than any of us, they did not seem to care as we circled them in our boat. They shouted barks in our general direction, but were generally more concerned with preserving their prime resting spots, making for a wonderful viewing opportunity.