17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Solitary sea lion in Kamchatka

On a photo tour of Kamchatka, we were photographing wildlife off of a small catamaran for two days. This solitary sea lion gave me the impression of a king sitting on his throne overseeing his kingdom. I particularly liked the backlight emphasizing the water vapor behind the large sea mammal.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Russia
Camera: NIKON D7500
Copyright: © Arie Katz