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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
California Dreaming

The California sea lions of La Reina, Mexico, is a colony of only male sea lions. They are particularly inquisitive, playful and would not hesitate to investigate when scuba divers enter their domain. In this picture, a pride of sea lions slipped into the water as soon as I approached them. They were particularly curious, perhaps attracted by the flashing lights of my underwater strobes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: La Paz, Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © WAI HOE MOK