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 Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) 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”.


Last updated on 30 June 2024