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Lobos Del Mar 5 :: Reserva Nacional de Paracas, Perú :: © 2004 Patrick Esmonde
Lobos Del Mar 5
Reserva Nacional de Paracas, Perú

Even after a large wave, the baby sea lions make it to shore with little trouble. From what the guide said, sea lions have no natural enemies here because the killer whales are too big to get into the small crevices and curves of the island. Population control is provided by the adult male sea lions, who will kill the young to protect their turf.