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Galapagos Pictures - Galapagos Sea Lion
Zalophus californianus wollebacki
with introduced non-native species

Galapagos Sea Lions are generally comfortable with the presence of humans, young or adolescent pups in particular being fearless readily following human snorkelers or divers out of curiosity. Large bulls are best avoided particularly during the breeding season as they may perceive humans to be a threat, especially as an upright stance usually means a sign of aggression. Getting low is the best solution near seals as they won't feel threatened by this and will remain calmer and be more comfortable, this all makes for a more positive experience all round.

Also, if you want to photograph the seals, getting down to their level gives far better results than having a picture taken looking down on them from above.

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Santa Cruz - Southeastern
Expedition ship - families
90 passengers
5 days from $2,620
Santa Cruz - Northern
Expedition ship - families
90 passengers
5 days from $2,620
Santa Cruz - Southwestern
Expedition ship - families
90 passengers
6 days from $3,276
Celebrity Xpedition - Southeastern
Luxury vessel
Natural history "lite"
96 passengers
11 days from $6,399
Celebrity Xpedition - Southwestern
Luxury vessel
Natural history "lite"
96 passengers
11 days from $6,399
Galapagos Sky
Diving option
Dive boat
16 passengers
8 days from $5,495
Cachalote I - North-South
Small sailboat, ideal for charter
16 passengers
8 days from $2,960
Cachalote I - Western
Small sailboat, ideal for charter
16 passengers
8 days from $2,960
Eric / Flamingo / Letty
Northwestern Cruise
Motor Yachts, good guides, kayaking options
20 passengers
8 days from $4,100
Eric / Flamingo / Letty
Southern Cruise
Motor Yachts, good guides, kayaking options
20 passengers
8 days from $4,100
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