Curious northern (Steller) sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) colony in Inian Pass near Cross Sound, southeastern Alaska. These animals are excited by the incoming flood tide, as well as the Zodiacs and Lindblad guests among them. This is the second largest of all pinnipeds in North America, with males reaching a length of over 10 feet and 2,000 pounds while the females are much smaller at about 7 feet and 700 pounds.


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Image ID: 0116666-MNO.jpg

Curious northern (Steller) sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) colony in Inian Pass near Cross Sound, southeastern Alaska. These animals are excited by the incoming flood tide, as well as the Zodiacs and Lindblad guests among them. This is the second largest of all pinnipeds in North America, with males reaching a length of over 10 feet and 2,000 pounds while the females are much smaller at about 7 feet and 700 pounds.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Michael S. Nolan

Image dimensions: 5400x3596