galapagos sea lion

Galapagos Sea Lion by Peter Liu Photography is licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.

Sea lions are painfully slow and awkward on land and veritable super heroes underwater, as this fantastic photo of a Galapagos sea lion gliding through the water demonstrates. One of the most thrilling things you can do on a trip to the Galapagos is don a snorkel, mask and some fins and watch these friendly creatures work their underwater magic. They love to show off and will come zooming right at you at full speed before changing directions at the last second.