17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Monterey Bay California Lions and Seabirds: Harmonious Coexistence

Monterey Bay, California is part of a National Marine Sanctuary. It attracts many marine mammals and seabirds. During my whale watching boat trip, I found several California sea lions and different seabirds rest on a red and white colored buoy. They all look so peaceful and cozy together. Can we learn something from their way of life?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Monterey, California, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Lena Shey