Monday, 18 August 2014

Sleeping sea lions in the Beagle Canal, Ushuaia

We continue our boat trip on the Beagle Canal and stop at several rock formations were sea lions gather. Sleeping and sun bathing seems to be the favorite activity of these smelling creators of the sea. We are still surprised of the difference in size between males and females.

Also the behavior could not vary more, females sleep and lay down on the rocks while the men challenge each other by raising their head and chest. Is it also like this in the human world? Or is it just the opposite? We leave it to our readers to provide their opinion.

We varen verder op het Beagle Canal en stoppen bij verschillende rotsformaties waar zeeleeuwen samenkomen. Slapen en zonnebaden lijken de favoriete activiteiten van deze sterk ruikende zeebewoners. We zijn nog steeds verrast door het verschil in grootte tussen vrouwelijke en mannelijke soortgenoten. 

Ook het verschil in gedrag kon niet groter zijn, vrouwtjes slapen of liggen op de rotsen, terwijl mannen elkaar uitdagen door hun kop en borst op te strekken. Is het ook zo bij menselijk gedrag? Of is het net het omgekeerde? We laten het aan onze lezers om hierover hun mening te delen. 
 
Beagle Canal Ushuaia

Beagle Canal Ushuaia

Beagle Canal Ushuaia mountains

Beagle Canal Ushuaia sun

Beagle Canal Ushuaia sea lion rock

Beagle Canal Ushuaia sea lions

Beagle Canal Ushuaia sea lions

Beagle Canal Ushuaia sea lions

Beagle Canal Ushuaia sea lions

Beagle Canal Ushuaia

Beagle Canal Ushuaia

Beagle Canal Ushuaia

Beagle Canal Ushuaia

Beagle Canal Ushuaia

Beagle Canal Ushuaia

Beagle Canal Ushuaia

Previous Ushuaia article: Imperial Cormorant birds in the Beagle Canal, Ushuaia

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14 comments:

  1. You are funny today!! Actually my favorites are your glorious first three pictures of the wonderful mountains, sea, and lighthouse. They are stunning!!!

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  2. I feel as though I was right there taking pictures! Glorious day to be out and enjoying nature!

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  3. PRACHTIG!!!! fantastische herinneringen borrelen op! wij waren in Ushuaia/Argentinië in 2011!
    lieve groet, Hilde

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  4. Thank you for the thrill




    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  5. Beautiful scenery. Yes males like to be macho men in most animal species. I would have thought humans could outgrow this trait but alas it is still obvious in many cultures.

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  6. Wonderful views !
    And sea lions are so cute.
    Animals are just animals and we people are like animals. :)
    Greetings

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  7. Dat is nog eens mooi wat een natuur.

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  8. Beautiful scenery once again, love the sea lions, well captured..

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  9. Wonderful pictures, I really need to visit. So many places to go, so little time! Glad to have stumbled upon a fellow travel-blogger!

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  10. prachtige serie Filip, je vraagstelling: mens en dier verschillen vaak niet zo veel in hun gedragspatroon
    Groetjes Dietmut.

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  11. Heerlijk genieten van deze prachtige dieren!

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