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Hooker Sea Lion 2

Image # 1D2_01744

Surat Bay, New Zealand


Canon 100-400L IS at 400 mm

ISO 200, f/11, 1/800 second

Manual Metering



During the heat of the day, the Sea Lions just lay around the beach, throwing sand on themselves, and are not too interesting as photographic subjects. I considered getting some nice tight head-shots, but when looking through the viewfinder, saw their mouths and heads almost covered with flies, so I decided otherwise. Fortunately, every once in a while, one of them would get up, stretch or yawn, and walk a few feet before resuming their sunbathing, giving me a chance to shoot something that didn't just look like a big, brown boulder.