Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Sea Lion Rookery

Large congregations of animals is one of the hallmarks of the wilderness. Except for animals such a pigeons and other birds, we seldom see this number of wild animals in a civilized, developed setting. These are Stellar sea lions or Eumetopias jubatus. They live in large rookeries and they are an endangered species. We saw this rookery on the shore of the Chilkoot Inlet near Skagway, Alaska. It was a challenge to get photos in focus since we were on a small boat that was bouncing on the waves. You might want to click on the photo to see the detail.

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