More little brown brothers....California Sea Lion pups (Zalophus californianus) hauled out on a rock outcropping near the West End of Santa Cruz Island. The bright red beak of a Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmanii) can also be seen perched just below the Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) in this photo.
Seven young California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) rest on a rocky islet above the waves on Santa Cruz Island. If you look closely, you can just barely make out the red beak of a Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) on the upper right edge of the frame.
Soaking up the warm California summer sun...California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) on the rocks at Santa Cruz Island. The canopy layer of a Giant Kelp bed (Macrocystis pyrifera) can be seen in the water.