New Zealand Sea Lion pups, Papanui Inlet

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

These New Zealand Sea Lion pups were at play in a tidal pool. Their mothers go to sea to feed for three or four days at a time, leaving the pups to fend for themselves in a self-minding ‘crèche’.

Papanui Inlet, Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand

Canon 20D, 70–300mm EF, 1/500, f9, ISO 400

by Paul Sorrell, Dunedin, New Zealand