Lobos del Marino~

A face only a mother could love?

Nah, I think he’s a looker!

Apparently the lobos girls agree!

Patagonian Sea Lions are larger than their northern counterparts, and genetically distinct.

The males can grow up to 8 feet in length and weigh up to 800 pounds.

They have the archetypical lionesque heads with manes of fur, which make them quite impressive.

They are a protected species as there are only an estimated 265,000 of them left in the wild.

Comments are restored and will hopefully work, and I so very much miss hearing from you!!
Cheers to you from El Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia Argentina, the southern most city in the world~

252 thoughts on “Lobos del Marino~

  1. I love their faces. When I saw the first photo I couldn’t tell exactly what type of animal it was. I remember seeing sea lions profiled on a sea rescue type program and I was shocked to find out how massive they are. They are beautiful creatures.

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  2. So totally adorable 🙂 I once went for an early morning swim with some seals and sea lions in a sanctuary (not Patagonian ones, of course), and fed them some fish for breakfast. Sea lions have really tickly whiskers if they brush up against your bare legs 🙂
    Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Cindy, filled with peace and joy.


  3. They sure are sweet looking…..until you see those teeth, LOL. As a kid of 14, I holiday’ed with a family down the west coast of Oregon. We stopped at a lighthouse in Seaside, Oregon where you rode an elevator down into a cave where sea lions swam into to rest on rocks. You also got an envelop of fish to throw out at them. I remember it being super loud with their honks for food. “Over here, over hear, over hear” it sounded like to me. I don’t know if it still operates but that’s as close as I ever got to sea lions in nature………hardly a natural habitat, LOL. xo K

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  4. Well, comments surely work, but my notifications for this post didn’t! Nonetheless, I’m in love with these creatures. Hopefully man won’t destroy them.


    • Eeeks. I hope it had to do with me being ‘at sea’ both literally and figuratively. Now that I am back on land after a month on the ocean, I wonder if all things will become normal! Laughing & hugs to you dear one ❤

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  5. Just brilliant holiday photos, so fabulous that your adult children joined you, my parents aren’t going to shake us off 😄. Especially with such fantastic adventures you have. Happy New Year x 🙋🏼💕


    • We were together for almost a month. They just departed. It was so awesome to go off on our own devices in some city like Montevideo, and run into one or another of our kids by chance. Serendipitous and very fun. I hope you your parents do this sometime soon and Happy New Year sweet one <e

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