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This Stellar’s Sea Lion just couldn’t seem to stop yawning while we were photographing him.  I guess he must have had a long night, or leading a harem must be hard work, causing him to be extra sleepy.

 

Adult male Seal Lions (or bulls) control a spot on the rocks and have over a dozen females as part of the harem, mating with multiple females in one spring.  Bulls will aggressively defend their territories from other reproductive males, however the females are free to move about as they please.  Clearly all the mating and defending territory makes a Sea Lion Sleepy.

 

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Taken: August 11, 2015

Location: Johnstone Strait, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II UMS + 1.4x III Ext
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 1250
Exposure: 1/2500

About this Image

This Stellar’s Sea Lion just couldn’t seem to stop yawning while we were photographing him.  I guess he must have had a long night, or leading a harem must be hard work, causing him to be extra sleepy.

 

Adult male Seal Lions (or bulls) control a spot on the rocks and have over a dozen females as part of the harem, mating with multiple females in one spring.  Bulls will aggressively defend their territories from other reproductive males, however the females are free to move about as they please.  Clearly all the mating and defending territory makes a Sea Lion Sleepy.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: August 11, 2015

Location: Johnstone Strait, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II UMS + 1.4x III Ext

Focal Length: 700mm

Aperture: f/7.1

ISO: 1250

Exposure: 1/2500