Daily 2019 - allenfotowild

Beach master and harem

A big dominant male (beach master) oversees a colony of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) hauled up on some offshore rocks near Campania Island, British Columbia. Stellar sea lions have near threatened status due to recent population declines in the northern Pacific, possibly due to decreases in fish stocks and other as yet unidentified reasons.

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From Whale Channel, Squally Channel