17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A seal with closed eyes sunbathing on a ocean rock at La Jolla, CA

I called the image "The Sunbather" She gave little regard that about fifty humans were watching her bask in the early evening sun. It seemed that her only concern was absorbing every sun ray she could before retiring to peaceful dream filled sleep.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: La Jolla , California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Ronald Pniewski