20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Approaching sea ion pup

A New Zealand sea lion pup in the light of the evening sun and in a shallow estuary swims towards me as I lie down low on the beach, being careful to keep an eye on its protective mother

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: New Zealand
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Grant Maslowski