Scarface Scores a Salmon

Maybe kind of gruesome but I think it fits the theme of ragged & seen better days! This Sea Lion showed up at the inlet to the salmon hatchery in 2017 and looked like it was recently on the losing end of a bout with another Sea Lion. On the other hand, it might have been a case of ‘you should see the other guy’! The good news was that it was surviving and catching salmon. In fact it came back every year and I last saw it last summer (2022). It was healed up but the wound was very recognizable.

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Sony a6500, FE70200GM w/1.4X TC @ 280mm (420mm w/crop factor), ISO-250, f/7.1, 1/4000, hand held.

A wonderful story with a happy ending of this little guy and I’m very happy he’s still around catching fish. Very nice shot with great detail.

Thanks, Donna! I’m afraid he’s not quite a “little guy” though. He’s at least 8 ft. long and probably weighs around 1200 lbs!

Whoa, I’d say he is a big guy. He looks small in the photo.