No pushover – New Zealand Sea Lions

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

I had lain for six hours on the beach, camera at the ready, watching a large bull and female sea lion relaxing in the hot sun. It was worth the wait; I started shooting as the 400+ kilogram bull made his move, but the female was having none of it. 
Allans Beach, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand
Canon EOS 1D MkIII, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM lens, 1/500, f8, ISO 200; handheld; exposure compensation + 1/3 EV

by Trevor Penfold, Raglan, New Zealand