According to Sea Lion World, “The technical name for the South American Sea Lion is actually the Patagonian Sea Lion. However, you will rarely hear people or books refer to it that way.” So, I’ll be one of the exceptions. The males are huge compared to their female counterparts, as you can see from the photo below. They can be up to nine feet long and weigh 800 pounds.

These Patagonian Sea Lions were photographed on the rocks at the edge of Parque Nacional Hornopirén. They seem to be totally at ease living in close quarters with the Turkey Vultures that are plentiful in the area around Hornopirén, Chile.


Many of the photos found on this site and more may be purchased here: jeffturner.smugmug.com.
100% OF PROFITS FROM PHOTO SALES ARE DONATED TO YOUTH TRACK & FIELD PROGRAMS!

EXIF Data Below Applies Only To The Featured Photo In This Post
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 2 January, 2019
  • Exposure bias: -7/10EV
  • Focal length: 187mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published.

    *