|Me and Melissa - picture from the boat's camera - check them out at San Juan Excursions!|
And make some memories I did! There was so much wildlife out here today!
|Another harbor porpoise!|
|The picture of a lifetime: I got one's face!!|
|Here's our national bird|
|And here are some Stellar Sea Lions|
These are the "losers" of the Stellar Sea Lion world. They're young boys who didn't manage to grab any territory (or ladies) this season, so they're all sulking back here. Little did I know what we were going to witness today.
They're also super lazy--they love sunning themselves, but some will wave for the camera.
And then it happened. What happened, Sarah? Stop beating around the bush already! you may say.
We got to witness a dominance fight between two males. The sound was atrocious--so loud with barking and braying and that deep, throaty note that sea lions make.
|A challenger approaches. The head male lets out a warning yodel-howl|
|And yet he still approaches!|
|Time for some shouting and posturing, much like adolescent, human males|
|The incumbent remains triumphant!|
Thank you so much, San Juan Island and everyone at the Whale Museum. Thank you so much.