Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Ken Phelps sent some sea life (his notes are indented):

Returning from fishing off Cabo San Lucas. Local pelicans and sea lions chase the boats in hope of treats. We didn’t provide any, but a bit of arm waving attracts them for a portrait. The sea lions hop up onto the swim grid with no apparent effort.



  1. Michael Fisher
    Posted April 11, 2018 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    That might be Pancho the sea lion
    Or the locals call all the sea lions who do this by that name
    I hadn’t noticed before the bulge in the forehead – yet they don’t echo-locate

  2. Posted April 11, 2018 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Seems like a happy sea lion. His whiskers look more like cartilage than hair.

  3. Posted April 11, 2018 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Aren’t sea lions honorary cats? How irresistible.

  4. Paul Doerder
    Posted April 11, 2018 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Great shots. The old Peterson field guide referred to pelicans as “large, ponderous” birds. Yet, they appear so graceful floating in air over waves, as in the photo. Its fun to watch them feed, plunging head first into the water.

  5. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted April 11, 2018 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Nice pictures! The pelicans really evoke dinosaurs (because they are, of course).

  6. Christopher
    Posted April 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    At first I thought the sea lion was just hanging out in the jacuzzi, especially with that self-satisfied look on his mug. What a goof!

  7. Posted April 11, 2018 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Very lovely!

  8. Posted April 11, 2018 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Ah, pelicans. Once upon a time my favorite bird.

  9. Ken Phelps
    Posted April 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    They kind of give me the creeps. When they catch a thermal and drift over a beach they put me in mind of a pterodactyl chasing down cave children in a bad movie.

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