October 27, 2009

sea-lions at Pier 39


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photo by Donald Kinney

Oh those scrappy sea-lions -- get enough of them together in a confined space and you're going to have more squabbles than the Jerry Springer show.



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"I bark, therfore I am"...   Quite the philosophers, those sea-lions.



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I grew up in Pacific Grove right next to Monterey, and Monterey also has a large population of sea-lions.   They have claimed the end of the Coast-Guard pier as their own, and one of my favorite memories of living in Pacific Grove was being able to hear them in the distance at night barking and squabbling.   Some things never change...



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You see, it can be one big happy family -- until someone wakes up.



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And who can get any sleep with all that barking going on?


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6 comments:

photowannabe said...

Ah yes the crazy, noisey sea lions. Terrific pictures and captions to go with them.
Love I bark, therefore I am...funny.

Louise said...

I read another post yesterday about hearing the sea lions when in bed. I love that thought. They seem to get along as well as my cats.

dutchbaby said...

Wow! Great colors in these shots! Beautiful light and compositions.

Müge said...

I didn't know sea lions were so close to humans. This big family seems to be very calm and friendly. Do they become agressive against human beings? (Sorry if this is a silly question but I don't know anything about sea-lions).

Mindy said...

love the top image best.

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