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Pier 39

Pier 39
USA, San Francisco, Sept. 2008

Pier 39 is the famous Sea Lion Pier at Fishermans Wharf. California Sea Lions have always been present in San Francisco Bay. They started to haul out on docks of Pier 39 in September 1989. Before that they mostly used Seal Rock for that purpose. Ever since September 1989 the number of sea lions on Seal Rock has been steadily decreasing, while their number on Pier 39 has generally increased. Some people speculate that sea lions moved to docks because of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, but the earthquake occurred months after the first sea lions had arrived at Pier 39. It is likely that the sea lions feel safer inside the Bay: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pier_39

Thanks all for the nice comments and the favourites, very much appreciated!

Thierry49, Bee Nee, Nora Caracci VERY BUSY, Esther and 28 other people have particularly liked this photo


37 comments - The latest ones
Pam J
Pam J
Sleeping room only !
2 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Lui lekker land zo te zien voor deze dieren, mooie foto en intersant verhaal.
2 years ago.
Roxane
Roxane
I love this place ! great shoot !
2 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
An amazing place beautifully captured here, Peter.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Wonderful scene Peter.
2 years ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Incredible! We would say the crowded beaches of August! :o)))
2 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Brilliant capture of these seals. Well done Peter Regards Tess
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome capture!

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2 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
A beautiful animals, wonderful capture !!!
2 years ago.
Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo
Qué felicies parecen, buenan toma.
2 years ago.
Doris Weißschnur
Doris Weißschnur
Klasse Bild und Text!
2 years ago.
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Excellent ...
2 years ago.
Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Incroyable, inouï et superbe !!!*
2 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very good Sea Lions image Peter.
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Beautiful, well done.
Have a great day.
2 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Très spectaculaire
2 years ago.
Bruno Suignard
Bruno Suignard
super!!***************************
2 years ago.
cammino
cammino
So many sea lions!!!
2 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
So many :)
2 years ago.
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Amazing detail and clarity Peter, thank you for the documentary also.
2 years ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Fantastic!
2 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Looks like nap time. A delightful collection of sea lions!
2 years ago.
vero
vero
incroyable, je crois n'en avoir jamais vu autant, magnifique Peter,
unique, bisous Véronique
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
They are wonderful animals. Obviously quite intelligent too!
2 years ago.
William Skelly
William Skelly
That's amazing , all those sleeping beauties .
2 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
So pleased they are still there. I had heard they had moved. Great shot!
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks all for the nice comments and the favourites, very much appreciated!
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Fabulous capture, Peter! :-))
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
So funny!
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen has replied to Esther
Thanks for the visit Esther, also for the favourite.
2 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
This is amazing !!!!!!
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen has replied to Nylonbleu
Thanks for the visit Isabelle.
2 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
wow !!!
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen has replied to Nora Caracci VERY BU…
Thanks for the visit Nora, also for the favourite.
2 years ago.
Bee Nee
Bee Nee
Gorgeous capture! They are great, aren't they!
I saw them eight years ago in SF (but only had a very basic digital camera with me...)
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Thanks for the comment Bee Nee, also for the favourite.
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
I've read that these fellows have become quite a nuisance! I can understand that, their noise can be deafening. Many things have been tried to scare them away,, to no avail. ; )
20 months ago.