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Hello - It's  me again!
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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1990-08
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-20 12:45
Viewed: 4890
Points: 12
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There are about 50,000 Galapagos Sealions spread throughout the islands. You can usually hear them before you see them. They can move surprisingly fast on land - which should be remembered near to the bulls
However, in the water they are transformed. I had just been snorkelling when I took this shot. What an experience! As I was swiming along the sealions came hurtling towards me - turning aside at the last possible moment. At one point one came from my blind side, blew bubbles in my face mask and disappeared!

This youngerster appeared as I came out (the water is very cold - the islands are washed by the Humbolt Cuirrent which originates in Antarctica). She or he clearly wanted me to go back in and be taunted again.

This is a scanned slide. It was taken on a Pentax SFX using a 35 - 70 lense and Agfa 100 ASA film. I have lightened it a bit and tried to reduce some of the noise that my scanner seems to create.

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To Evelynn: CountriesJamesp 1 02-21 07:56
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Incredible colour of water and very good composition. May be the clarity of sealion is diminishing. But is a good photo. Very good effect of waves on sand. Bravo. Best regards, Cezar T.

So out of the 14 images you've posted 13 of them are from different countries !! My goodness! Moss doesn't grow under your shoes! The water looks so clear in this image. Seems the Galapagos animals are still so unafraid of man. Thanks for sharing yet another great shot.

Evelynn : )

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-20 20:42]

Hi James,
Splended capture, I too have had sealions swim at me blow bubbles and disappear while I was scuba diving. This is some unnerving at times, but they are a pleasure to watch. Thanks for sharing.
Rick

Hi James,
Very nice capture. Excellente composition and and colours. Very well done James and TFS.
Stéph

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-07 10:47]

Hi James,
I think sealions are the funniest inhabitants of the islands. It was always a pleasure to watch them underwater and above the water. Nice capture. TFS
Selen

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  • skoya (50)
  • [2008-06-26 7:38]

beautifully clear shot, you even managed to capture the drops of water on the sealions whiskers

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