My money is on this guy being the smart one! (well, who cares about being ostracized when you have to deal with photo below!)
Rather aggressive critters!
The Sea Lions can weigh up to 1,000 pounds (and I thought I was over weight :)
I think I might have all 1500 in this shot :)
Pier 39 is one of San Fran's most popular tourist attractions. I was over the hype the first time I visited but keep going back in the anticipation that things might be a bit different and I don't want to miss anything, typical tourist me :)
Because of the greater numbers of Sea Lions this year there is a turf war going on. The fishermen are not happy and it is swimmer beware! The Sea Lions might look cute but they are carnivores and can be pretty aggressive. The animals are also protected under federal law, so be nice to them or else :)
But truthfully, as much as people are fascinated by these creatures (and yes, I am included) they are very stinky, very aggressive and just steamroller over each other, oh wait a min. they are not too dissimilar to some humans I know (He! He!)
Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.