Baby Galápagos Sea Lion

Description: Young and cute and covered with a light fur, this baby sea lion is curious of all that is around them.

The Galápagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) is not totally endemic to the islands as they can be found on Isla de la Plata closer to mainland Ecuador.

But still, they are endemic to Ecuador, so maybe that counts?

Straight on view looking into the eyes and whiskers of a baby Galapagos sea lion. Just. couple of front teeth are showing and there is a bit of sand all over the chest. The sea lion is sitting up on its front legs.

Location: Galapagos, Ecuador, South America

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email)