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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A lazy Galapagos sea lion

Early in the morning Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) were laying on a sand until tide started moving in. All sea lions moved further inland except this one. He continued to lay there until higher tide came in and waves started rolling him over.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
Camera: NIKON D300
Copyright: © Marina Krasnovid