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The New Zealand Sea Lion A close-up of the New Zealand sea lion photographed on the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand Geotagged,New Zealand,New Zealand sea lion,Phocarctos hookeri,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

The New Zealand Sea Lion

A close-up of the New Zealand sea lion photographed on the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

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  1. A beautiful and emotive shot Daniel. Lovely artistry and presentation. Posted 2 years ago

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The New Zealand sea lion , also known as Hooker's sea lion, and ''whakahao'' in Māori, is a species of sea lion that primarily breeds on New Zealand's subantarctic Auckland and Campbell islands and to some extent around the coast of New Zealand's South and Stewart islands. The New Zealand sea lion numbers around 10,000 and is perhaps the world's rarest sea lion species. They are the only species of the genus ''Phocarctos''.

Similar species: Carnivorans
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Uploaded Jul 11, 2016. Captured Jul 11, 2016 08:25 in 35 Kaimata Rd, Cape Saunders 9077, New Zealand.
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO1000
  • 373mm