• wear sunscreen •
the californian coast is dotted with birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, towering palms and panoramic views, all of which we got to see along the stunning pacific coast highway.
this sea lion sighting is from point lobos, a natural state reserve that is considered to be the crown jewel of california’s 280 state parks.
point lobos was first named during the era of spanish occupation, when the barking of sea lions inspired the name punta de los lobos marinos, point of the sea wolves.
i’ve always known sea lions to be social animals that live in colonies but this fella lay out in the sun for over an hour. @pointlobosfoundation is this a regular feat or an anomaly? also, thank you for nurturing nature like you all do, maintaining the reserve and adding to the magic along the pch. a must stop between monterey and the big sur!