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Comments (17)

Derek Holzapfel on November 16, 2010

A few years back diving off Hornby Island, these California Sea Lions loved playing with us.

~ Denise Cottin ~ on November 17, 2010

Wow! What a great dive buddy!

els f-two on November 17, 2010

meet a friend.. he looks so lovely! it must be so great to see this under water:))

Derek Holzapfel on November 17, 2010

Hi Denise and Els; Being in the water with these beautiful, curious and mischievous animals, has been the happiest time of my life. Beware, they love to pull on your fins when you are not looking and also regulator hoses. Will have to post a pic of a "hose puller".

Laurel211 on November 18, 2010

This fellow looks pretty curious.

Dario Marić on November 19, 2010

Like :D

tmoj on November 20, 2010

Hi Derek, I'm really jealous for your dive buddy!

A very beautiful picture of an intelligent animal!

Best regards, Timo

Derek Holzapfel on November 21, 2010

Thanks Timo, Dario & Laurel; I'm just waiting for a winter storm to pass so I can get under again. Snow in November on Pender....impossible :-)

someGuyinmasset on November 21, 2010

Pretty cool buddy you got there!

peargrin on November 24, 2010

Awww..what a sweetheart! And what an experience to be able to swim with them...amazing! Cheers, pear

Sanja Kosanovic on November 25, 2010

Hi there!


Beautiful eyes!!! like

Very nice capture …like

kamalyn on December 29, 2010

I think you could maybe market this little feller as the next kids' toy rage! What EYES!

Derek Holzapfel on December 29, 2010

Thanks Kamalyn; they sure are sweethearts underwater. Derek

Stylianos Kanakaris … on January 9, 2011

Excellent pic and very very difficult under the situations you take that photo!!!Good afternoon and i really enjoy your pictures,too! See you!!YS**L6

Ritva Astikainen on January 11, 2011

Awwww how sweet photo :D Cheers, Ippa

Derek Holzapfel on January 11, 2011

Thank you Ippa. They are wonderful animals. Then again, all animals are wonderful :-), cheers Derek

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Photo taken in Helliwell Provincial Park, Helliwell Road, Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0, Canada

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    by Derek Holzapfel
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