Sea Lions taking Selfies

[This is the second SeaJen post resulting from my January 2020 trip to dive with Steller sea lions at Hornby Island. Here’s a link to the first, which tells the overall story.]

If you know me, you have seen some of my selfies with sea lions. I got lots, especially from my first trip to Hornby in 2017. Like this one:

Selfie with Sea Lion. My camera, my selfie.

But I bet you didn’t know that Sea Lions can take selfies. Neither did I! Turns out, all they need is a camera. So when I realized this talent many of them share, I handed over my camera and they went to town. Here are just a few of the selfies some of the Steller sea lions at Norris Rock took during my January 2020 trip.

Steller sea lion taking a self-indulgent solo selfie.

This one is all alone too but through no fault of his own — his pal in the background was not being cooperative.

This Steller is trying to be sneaky and get a shot with the celebrity in the background, a California sea lion.

This one was most curious to learn how to change the f-stop, ISO, aperture, and the strobes. I’d say it’s nicely exposed and well lit (for a sea lion) — good job, buddy!

That’s all for this year. Next year maybe they will actually include me in some of their selfies. One can only hope.

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