When we visited Tasmania, we took a cruise out into the great southern ocean (someone told me that makes us ‘old salts’), and found these sea loins relaxing on a rocky outcropping. Beautiful sight. The smell? Not so much :-).
When we were in Tasmania, we took a photo cruise down into the great southern ocean. The scenery was spectacular (I’ll share those another time), and there was tons of wildlife. On an island off the south tip there was a huge colony of sea lions basking on the rocks. Somehow this one had climbed, jumped, flown? about 20 feet up the side of a near-cliff. So this must be the very rare Great Southern Flying Sea Lion.