A sea lion paints a Chinese character reading “the Serpent” at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo, to mark the forthcoming year of the snake. Picture: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images
Rescued California sea lion pups rest at the Pacific Marine Mammal Centre in Laguna Beach, California. The centre has been overwhelmed by the number of severely malnourished and dehydrated pups coming to shore along the Orange County coastline. Picture: REUTERS/Mike Blake
A Galapagos Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus wollebacki) is framed by a shoal of Black Striped Salema (Xenocys jessiae) off the Galapagos Islands. David Fleetham’s images show the startling variety of life that can be found in the world’s oceans.
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