Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki)

The landing on Punta Espinoza is a wide open sandy beach amidst young lavarock, that looks like solidified manure.

I saw many sea lion pups here, and this one was the cutest – curious, but mostly into observing. Others were extremely playful and inquisitive, and I felt I had to move out of the way, or otherwise I would have been cutely “attacked”.

They all looked well fed, and they were in all kinds of moods – playful, bored, incredibly impatient to “I want a playmate”.

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