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28-JAN-2011 Carl Erland

On the Rocks

Northern Vancouver Island

There was lots of wildlife viewing on a recent trip to Northern Vancouver Island and a bonus boat trip out into the straits, thanks to our son's local connections. I saw a large number of eagles, but the highlight of the boat trip was seeing the groups of Stellar sea lions in their natural habitat.

According to the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, there are three rookeries of Steller sea lions in northern British Columbia and a number of large colonies off northern Vancouver Island. Much larger than California sea lions, Northern (Steller's) sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) can reach a weight of 1000 kg (2200 pounds). They feed on rockfish, skates, halibut, salmon, squid and octopuses. ~

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Canon EOS 50D ,Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
1/1000s f/5.0 at 135.0mm iso400 hand held on moving boat full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Janice Dunn03-Feb-2011 21:55
Superb catch Carl - excellent shot
lou_rozensteins02-Feb-2011 08:07
Very nice shot. Well done.
Cowichan Valley Camera Club02-Feb-2011 07:42
Wonderful capture of west coast habitat and residents.
R Penney
regi olbrechts01-Feb-2011 21:09
Nice shot folks!
Ali Majdfar01-Feb-2011 19:59
Stunning! ~V
J. Scott Coile01-Feb-2011 19:40
Guest 01-Feb-2011 17:39
Excellent find and image. V.