Sea lions roughing around during feeding at Isla Española.
Sea lions diving for fish at Isla Española.
Sea Lion Feeding Frenzy
Sea lions herding small fish at Isla Española.
Sea Lions Fishing
Up For Air
A sea lion coming up for air during feeding at Isla Española.
Sea Lion Fishing
A sea lion feeding at Isla Española.
A sea lion thinking it has a better chance of catching fish if it's upside down.
Sea lions are underwater acrobats - it helps them catch the small, fast fish they prey on.
Three Sea Lions
Sea lions chasing fish at Isla Española.
Got the Fish
This sea lion just caught a small fish it's been chasing for a few minutes (dangling out of its mouth).
Sea lion coming up for air during a feeding at Isla Española.
A young sea lion pup resting on the rocks of Isla Española.
Childbirth wore out this mother sea lion, with her pup only a few hours old.
Mom & Pup
A day-old sea lion pup with mom. Red rock crab in the background. Isla Española.
Young albatross testing the winds to see if it's strong enough to help them take flight for their seven-year sea journey. Isla Española.
A young Nazca booby chick with a parent on Isla Española.
Two Nazca booby chicks with a parent. These birds practice siblicide; some time later this day the elder chick (left) will push the younger one (right) out of the nesting area to die. The parents will not intervene.
Nazca boobies tend to their eggs & hatchlings on Isla Española.
This sea lion pup is only a few hours old - the placenta has not been scavenged by birds yet. It's only one day old and later in the day will get its first swimming lesson.
Baby sea lions on the rocks of Isla Española with one of the island's unique "Christmas" marine iguanas.
Sea lions on the rocks of Isla Española, the masts of the SS Mary Anne in the background.
Dolphins & SS Mary Anne
Dolphins swimming at Isla Española.
Isla Española Dolphins
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