NOW YOU SEE ME

AUSTRALIAN SEA LION

NEOPHOCA CINEREA

The Australian sea lion is an endangered species with active conservation efforts underway in Seal Bay. This playful pup was blissfully frolicking in the sand but became quite intrigued as I approached. Our gazes locked momentarily before the distractions of surf and sun proved too strong for this young Aussie.

Seal Bay, South Australia

Nikon D800e, 70–200 mm f/2.8, 1/320, f/6.3, ISO 800, flash did not fire, handheld

by Timothy Chew