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The Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) is a species of sea lion that exclusively breeds on the Galápagos Islands and – in smaller numbers – on Isla de la Plata (Ecuador). Being fairly social, and one of the most numerous species in the Galápagos archipelago, they are often spotted sun-bathing on sandy shores or rock groups or gliding gracefully through the surf. Take a look below at a few of our favorite images and photos of our Galapagos sea lions in their environment!

Galapagos Sea Lion on a dinghy with people
Sea lions are known as friendly hosts on the Galapagos Islands, since they are very social and curious with tourists.

Napping Galapagos sea lion
Like most of the baby sea lions, this tiny pup likes to spend a sunny day sleeping after playing in the golden sands of Galapagos' beaches.

Sea Lion Jumping in the Water
They are definitely fun to watch since they have such a playful nature to them.

Galapagos Sea Lions Sleeping
Like most of the baby sea lions, this tiny pup likes to spend a sunny day sleeping after playing in the golden sands of Galapagos' beaches.
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Curious Sea Lion in Fish Market
They are a very curious species and their curiosity leads them to wander into areas inhabited by people and like to follow them around.

Galapagos Sea Lion barking sound
Their loud barks are very distinctive and they like to draw attention greeting passengers on the Islands.

Galapagos Sea Lion pup with a photographer
You will only find the Galapagos Sea Lion in two places. They are the Galapagos Islands and Isla de la Plata.

Galapagos Sea Lion with its fin on face
There is no better sight for a photographer than to find a tiny pup waking up from a long nap. This is when they are in their more playful mood.

Fernando Diez
Marketing Manager at Quasar Expeditions

Hi, I am Fernando and travel is my passion. This passion began with my first trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1986 and later became my work when I started working at Quasar Expeditions. Now the Marketing Manager for Quasar and responsible for the creation of the Patagonia Project in Chile, my passion for travel continues to grow to new and exciting destinations in South America.

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