I’ve taken quite a few photos of sea lion pups now, although I haven’t really had too much time to process them. We get back at around four thirty in the afternoon and then it’s a quick shower and out for dinner so by the time we get back I’m too knackered to do much except sleep. Too much fresh air is not good for you.
I had a great experience with one little pup yesterday; as it hung above me looking down I blew out a small stream of bubbles from my regulator. The pup let the bubbles flow across it’s skin and seemed to shudder with pleasure at the feeling, then started to bite at them as I kept a steady flow going. I took out my spare regulator and slowly released a constant trickle so the game continued for a couple of minutes; the pup swimming down and biting at the bubbles, until it got attracted by a piece of seaweed and off it went. They have a very short attention span.