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New Zealand Sea Lion , Surat Bay, Catlins, NZ.
Also known as the Hooker's sea lion and they are closely related to the NZ fur seal but are much larger. This is a female and she was guarding her baby in the long grass.
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Jul 09 2013 06:51 GMT saffi9
well caught marg great animal
Jul 09 2013 07:48 GMT ForestSpirit
Lovely to see these sea lions, Margaret - excellent series!
Jul 09 2013 07:49 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Dave :)
Jul 09 2013 08:27 GMT skyball
A lovely nature series and description Marg!!!!!!!.........
Jul 09 2013 12:38 GMT linnywv PRO
Lovely capture!
Jul 09 2013 13:13 GMT clintonfolks
great photo..
Jul 09 2013 13:54 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful capture, Margaret..:-))
Jul 09 2013 15:28 GMT Annamaria
Great shot, Marg! She sure looks like a protective mother!! ;-))
Jul 09 2013 20:34 GMT bandsix
I agree with Anna-Maria..I wouldn't like to try to get near the pup!
Jul 09 2013 21:10 GMT FRIESIAN
Fantastic catch Marg!!!
Jul 10 2013 02:01 GMT T1MELESS PRO
A terrific series Marg .They all look quite laid back Don't they :-))
Jul 10 2013 10:54 GMT MargNZ
Thanks Jim ... they appear that way but I am not sure I would take that for granted !
Jul 10 2013 16:50 GMT Papagena
A cute series Margaret !! As always nature protects its animals with matching colours between them and their environment !!
Jul 10 2013 21:56 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Ruth ... so true :)
Jul 12 2013 06:00 GMT hans55 PRO
a great encounter !!
Jul 14 2013 04:52 GMT beady
Nice image, good capture
Jul 14 2013 07:30 GMT MargNZ
Thanks for your comments Brett :)
Jul 15 2013 19:41 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Beautiful series!!
Jul 15 2013 21:12 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Jim :)
Jul 21 2013 02:48 GMT gtc126
Wonderful Series on the Sealions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 21 2013 10:01 GMT MargNZ
Thank you gtc :)

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