California Sea Lions! We saw them yesterday in Crescent City. We see them in Humboldt sometimes, off the South Spit or a lone one lounging at the marina, but not too often. So I was happy to see that there were about 25 of them at the harbor in CC. My World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday
The sea lion in the top picture and the two below was my favorite. It seemed he had found the perfect pillow-he was sleeping so hard. When all the others would shift or open their eyes, this guy would just barely roll over and get even more comfortable. Quite cute. I said I think the harbor seals look like muppets, I think the sea lions resemble teddy bears more or less.
They seemed awfully comfy until one or two crawled over another one and then the infamous sea lion barking ensued. Hey, I'd be mad too if I had 600 pounds of sea lion crawling over me. Words were exchanged a few times but overall, they all seemed real content. There were quite a few in the water and one of them seemed to be making a game out of chasing a few grebes, kinda funny to watch.
Their positions crack me up...they look relaxed almost to a painful point, with their heads hanging backwards and practically flopping over. Good stuff!