The Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) is a near-threatened species of Sea Lions in the Northern Pacific. It is the sole member of the genus Eumetopias and the largest of the eared seals (Otariidae) and is also the largest Sea Lion. Among pinnipeds, it is inferior in size only to the Walrus and the two Elephant Seals. The species is named for the naturalist George Wilhelm Steller, who first described them in 1741.
What an exciting image, Martin. Beautifully shot.
Thank you Jane, I’m very happy with this image too.
Great shot Martin. These giants seem to always catch me off guard out there and get my heart beating.