Underwater stock photograph from The Channel Islands, California

Underwater stock photograph from The Channel Islands, California

Next time your at the bookstore or near a magazine rack, check out the current issue (January 2009) of Outside Magazine.  James’ recent shot of a sea lion can be seen on the last page as their Parting Shot feature.  This sea lion pup is playing in the shallow water so that it is protected from predators in deeper water.  The shot is taken at Santa Barbara Island, the smallest of The Channel Islands and home to a large sea lion rookery.  The sea lions create ‘chutes and ladders’ on a steep sandy cliff wall of the island.  They rest on little outcroppings, then slide down into the water- an impressive multilevel sight.  Enjoy!

Sea lion

Sea lion

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