Species: Galapagos sea Lion | Location: Galapagos Fernandina Island, Equador
I was on a 17-day trip to the Galapagos. We were on an afternoon walk on Fernandina. This mother sea lion appeared to want to go get some food. The little one tried to follow and fell into a crevasse. It tried and tried to climb out and was crying. Finally the mother grabbed it by the neck and pulled it out. This was the moment after. I guess she somehow communicated to the pup to stay put, and then she went off on the hunt.
About The Photographer
I'm an avid traveler who is trying to see as many areas of the world as possible. My goal is to see these environments before they are significantly impacted by climate change. I was shooting Nikon, but switched to Canon in 2014. Macros of flowers and plants were my first SLR subjects, but once I purchased longer lenses I've added birds, mammals and pretty much anything that moves. After each trip I make presentations in the local community, to try to build awareness of these areas and the issues that they face. Hopefully this will encourage more people to contribute to the support of these fragile environments.
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