Poor bull sea-lion can’t catch a break!
First the Inca Tern attacks.
Then the sleeping dog rouses,
and goes on the attack too!
The dog wins!
But the big bull was not happy about it!
Cheers to you from Chile’s bullied bulls~
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170 thoughts on “Dog & Tern v Southern Sea Lion~”
Awwww! To be cowed by a dog must be the ultimate humiliation
Now, if the dog were to jump into the sea, the dynamic would change dramatically!
…I was halfway expecting a wet dog, but it must have known better…😊
The dog clearly did know better than to jump in the water! And he was so pleased with himself, and I was too!
There ultimate humiliation is there dog cowed by a cat !!! 🙂
My money is on the sea lion. If that were my dog, I’d be worried. Those sea lions could snatch it right off the dock. Good thing they’d had breakfast and weren’t hungry for dog just then. Great photos!!!
The seal lions are massive and could, but this one was definitely scared of the dog!
He was really chuffed by it all! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
How gorgeous is that bull sea-lion!
Huge & magnificent!
Greet sequence! Nothing like chilling with the bulls.
No bull! They are awesome~ ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Great photo-storyline Cindy!
Thanks much & I am very happy you enjoyed!
Great timing on those pictures! 🙂
The dog was outweighed by around 800 pounds but he was the intimidator! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
That last photo is so expressive…one angry bull.
What’s a bull to do, pecked by birds, attacked by dogs, no wonder he needed to roar!
What a glorious place to be, Cindy. Thanks for sharing this drama with us. Those bull sea lions are impressive, and so are you photos. Have fun, my friend–
Thanks much & cheers to you my friend! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Poor baby. First birds then a dog. He needs a nap and a new beginning. Wonderful photographs. Thank you.
Yes he does. He wasn’t bothering anyone but he sure got picked on! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Quite a story for a snowy Thursday afternoon, Cuz! 🙂
Stay warm cuz and hope all is well with you!
Beautiful post, Cindy 🙂
Thank you & cheers too! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Absolutely gorgeous photography, Cindy! Great shots of the dog and the bull sea lion. Thanks for sharing and bringing this part of the world closer to us. xx
You both would love it here. The far north and far south have much in common in terms of beauty, nature and wildlife ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Oh my gosh, priceless. Looks like he is screaming!
He was roaring. It must have been such an insult to his pride!
Brave Tern and dog – that sea lion looks massive! 😳
Southern Sea Lions are massive! It just goes to show that attitude counts. ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
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Very thoughtful of you and most appreciated too! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Oh my gosh! Poor old sea lion! This gave me a good laugh.
The dog probably weighs 65 pounds and the sea lion 800! But the dog had the sea lion in full retreat~
What a sequence, Cindy.
The dog was so chuffed and proud of himself and I could understand!
They know when they’ve done “good” …..chuckle.
now that’s cute….
A fun day! Great shots Cindy!😊🌸
That dog appointed himself official sea lion rouster and did a darn good job of it!
Great captures Cindy! It got my adrenaline pumping … can only imagine what it must have been like in person❣️
The dog had obviously done this a few times before and was definitely in control of the situation. Still the sea lion outweighed the dog by at least 700lbs!
Poor sea lion. It’s never nice to be picked on. Great photos.
It’s especially daunting if your tormentor weighs about 1/10th what you do! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
I like this pictorial story with its excellent photos very much. Well done!
Ahhhh, thank you so much! Makes me happy I posted & cheers to you~ ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
I noticed that the dog was careful to keep three legs on the pier, Cindy. 🙂 Reminds me of a time I was out on a trail backpacking with a friend’s dog and came upon a bear. The dog hid behind me and barked ferociously. –Curt
The situation would change dramatically if the dog were to end up in the water, or the sea lion decided to pull him in. But that didn’t happen. The bull was cowed by the dog’s determination ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
I suspect if the bull had decided to bark back, it might have led the dog to think twice. 🙂
Aww…they are enjoying each others company.☺
They definitely have a game going on! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
That bull had a bad day!
He surely did and he was quite able to express his feelings about it! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Your post had me laughing Cindy, beautifully captured moments.
Ahhh, so glad you laughed! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Your usual marvellous captures
So kind & so appreciated! Thank you ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Just one of those days, eh?Mind you, I’ve been divebombed by terns in the Maldives. They’re puckt little buggers
They are quite assertive. Last time I was in this area, sea gulls were killing whales! I kid you not.
BTW I meant ‘plucky’. Fat thumbs. 🙂
I love anyone who commits this type of typo. It means they think faster than they type.
The final photo is fantastic!
That bull had a beef! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Real good post.
I especially like the final photo. Raw emotions!
Take care —
I could relate to exactly what he was feeling! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Cool photos Cindy Thanks for sharing. Gary
Muchas gracias Gary y tengas un gran día
Yikes, Nature can be cruel at times, can’t she? Great storytelling photos here, Cindy — thank you.
Yes it can be, and the big guys do not always win! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Wacky adventures. He must be an alpha male dog! 🙂
He was so chuffed with himself. Each time he would chase a sea lion away, he would look at me with such pride that I couldn’t stop laughing ! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
🙂 I’m loving your stories lately to go along with the great photos. Thanks Cindy!
It is so remarkable to meet amazing bloggers like you Brad, who I would never have an opportunity to meet, non-virtually. So, thank you more.
Agreed Cindy. Though I would enjoy meeting many of you in person too!
Animal antics, are precious! A fun and interesting post, Cindy!
Hey, it’s summer in Chile, so I guess you never get chilly! 😀 😀
It is still chilly in Chile. I can not even imagine how chilly it would be this far south in winter!
Poor old guy. I image he does fine overall. Love the photos, Cindy.
I think he does quite well with critters in the sea, on land, not so much! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
We loved this post. Our doggies are such a blessing
Thanks much! All creatures, great & small are indeed! ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Haha! Great one Cindy! There were 3 sea lions at Puerto Montt fish harbour on the first Sunday I arrived there – people were feeding them fish-heads and eventually they came out of the water. It was hilarious to see how they were following the birds circling up above- now I know why!
Yes! Laughing. Exactly!
I admire your photography skills, Cindy. What a great story told in pictures! Also I’m jealous of all your animal sightings. 🙂
Thank you so much! I basically am fully happy in the presence of the wild ones, and I am very pleased you appreciate them <3
In my mind, sea lion is water dog 🙂
Oh my God. So perfect! <3
Great pictures – It’s amazing how close the sea lion is to the dock.
The sea lion got on the dock until the dog took over the situation! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Fabulous pictures, Cindy! I have been following via Bloglovin, but finally subscribed via email…maybe now I won’t get so far behind! 😉
Ah, it’s great to hear from you & thank you! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Amazing photographs, as always, Cindy.
You are very kind & most appreciated! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Oh, I do love that face!!
Of course you do. You are a good person <3
What a massive beautiful creature! He has a sweet face!
He does! He has those big, soulful mammalian eyes!
Horsefeathers! That had to have been quite a spectacle. The bullied bulls indeed.
Wishing you a great new week, Cindy. Hugs on the wing!
Visa versa 2UX2 Teagan & cheers 2! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
This must happen often to the sea lion. The humans in your photos were not even looking at it.
You are observant, and yes you are correct. This was established behavior between the dog and the sea lions. Plus, humans often don’t notice things.
Poor Southern Sea Lion bull! I always feel they are gentle Giants. ❤ Thank you, Cindy for sharing this sad but “it’s real life” animal tale. Hugs 💐
Thank you sweet Robin. And of course, since we humans are animals, we can relate. <3
Hey Cindy, Namaste 🙂
How are you doing? Photography captures the immediate sometimes omitting the past and just before. I like the sequence you managed to record…I get a sense of an unfolding event. Even a feeling of noise: in contrast the water always stays so calm. The photographs are vibrant and colourful and such fun. As always I enjoyed them, thank you.
Being English I thought the phrase ‘Dog and Tern’ sounded like a rural pub in west-country Shire. That thought led to a poem about your photos…
Late one afternoon after a liquid-lunch on the town,
I thought a short stroll would blow cobwebs down.
So there I was out and about,
When I heard a dog bark and shout:
In fact it was erupting in a cacophony of sound,
Which bounced from the walls all around.
That led me down a path, down by the tide:
Much quieter although it didn’t hide, the sound of the dog
Gone mad on the quay,
Staring-down an 800-pound Lion of the Sea!
“Sea Lion! Sea Lion! Sea Lion!”
“Stay back from me!”
“Sea Lion! Sea Lion! Sea Lion!”
“What the hell are thee!”
“What’s up dog?”
“What’s the crack?”
“I’m just fishing.”
“Now get on back!”
“That’s right: you heard me bitch!”
I was standing there tickled pink:
Amused as two alpha-males kicked up a stink.
I think I thought the dog might drown,
That the Bull might somehow pull it down.
But that was just my foolish sensibility,
For at that moment the dog on the quay
Took a last swipe at the Lion of the Sea:
“Sea Lion! Sea Lion! Sea Lion look at me!”
“Sea Lion! Sea Lion! Sea Lion I’m King of the Quay!”
“Sea Lion! Sea Lion! Sea Lion you’re nothin’ to me!”
From a rock far away in the salty spray came a voice upon the air.
“Stare again at me little doggy!” bellowed the King of the Sea.
“I’ll take thee down to Davy’s Locker and there I’ll bury thee!”
“So get a nozzle for your muzzle you demi-semi d-o-g!
Thanks for posting 🙂 Namaste 🙂
I was so struck when asking the fisherman here, what they called these creatures. I knew what I thought they were, since I grew up with the northern, smaller, variety . But, they told me they were, “lobos del marino.” Which translates to “wolves of the sea.”
Can you even imagine how amazing this is?
Some cultures call them ocean lions, and others ocean wolves.
Which speaks to these creatures impressive nature.
Speaking of impressive, I just don’t know to do with you.
You are like a sponge of beauty.
Well caught action shots Cindy
You are such a nice person.
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Great pictures of a southern sea lion v a dog and a tern taken by Cindy Knoke.
Love your commentary on this Cindy! The dog was a mite territorial, huh? Poor sea lion but it looks like he was able to let out his frustration. lol
Just a day in the life……..So happy you enjoyed & happy week!
Same to you Cindy! 🙂
Thanks much & cheers to you!
I would have been happy with one sea lion. You told a story . So cool.
Awwww, so very nice of you & much appreciated too!
Look at those pictures! The big bull has some sharp teeth!
He does and he has the girth to back them up!
That’s right! Did you take these pictures near your house? It feels so free and open.
No, this was taken in Chile and I live in California.
Wow! Gorgeous there.
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Vielen dank mein lieber Freund <3
I am blown away you are in Chile!
It is such a beautiful part of the world. Chile is unpleasant to get to from where I live, but this is my third time being here. Love to you ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Awww…this poor fella needs a big hug. ʕ ⊃･ ◡ ･ ʔ⊃♡♡
Yes, he does, from an appreciative female ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ <3 <3
It’s a sea-lion thing.
Yikes! That’s quite the battle you captured.
Loved it so much. The sea-lion really was somewhat clueless about what to do with this land lubbing dog, even though they clearly had met before. This is a fishing port and that is why the sea-lions were there, to eat the refuse. The dog though, had a clear mission, to keep all sea lions off his land lubbing turf. It was pretty hilarious, and I do confess to praising said dog, when he looked at me so chuffed from his ability to repel this 800 pound mammalian carnivore. I could tell he appreciated the praise. Priceless.
Last photo is great…
Thanks much & cheers!
super toll, hier ist es kalt trotz Sonnenschein, kommende Nacht minus 10 Grad, Klaus
Sie sind sehr freundlich und sehr geschätzt! Danke und sei gut!
Sorry Cindy, the post is call A little about Me.
I will check. Thanks.
I love this real-life drama! And the dog wins….
I was proud of the dog and he was very proud of himself!!! 🐶
That bull looks as if he’s making a mighty hullabaloo. What a face!
Laughing…..He was literally, quite put out by the whole experience! ᶘᵒᴥᵒᶅ
My goodness, that sea lion is enormous! To think that little ole dog scared him off. LOL.
It’s pretty hilarious isn’t it! It shows what confidence can accomplish~
Great captures of drama, Cindy!!
Thanks much & have a great weekend!
It’s always interesting with 2 animals that don’t normally meet, see each other. You never know what will happen.
Yes. I was fascinated and surprised that this massive bull seemed cowed by the dog. The dog was seriously chuffed with himself!
Growing up I lived on a boat, and our dog Charlie would bark at the seals and the sea lions and they would bark back at him
Oh how perfect! And how amazing you grew up on a boat! Lucky you~
Seal of approval.
So clever! :0
Thanks… I hope you are not “lion.”
I love the last one how cute. These are all so wonderful. Made me smile 💕😀
If I made you smile, than I am smiling my friend~
You really have a nack for capturing great moments on the camera!
Thank you so much & I am glad you enjoyed! Have a wonderful weekend.
You are really a very great photographer. One of my school-friends – she was zoologist at the Zoo of Cologne – is the only one that takes similarly good photos. Thank you, Cindy.
Thank you more for such a thoughtful and kind comment Marie. I am touched and am sure I would like your friend დ