A raft of Steller Sea lions near the Solomon Gulch Hatchery in Valdez, Alaska. Steller sea lions are the largest sea lion species with the males reaching over 2400 lb (1088 kg). This “rafting” behavior is a way of resting offshore. They hang out here because of the plethora of incoming salmon to the hatchery is an abundant food source.
|Camera||Nikon NIKON D7100 (Current model NIKON D7500)|
|Lens||Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED AF-S VR|
|Focal Length||420.0 mm (630.0 mm in 35mm)|
|Exposure Time||0.00025s (1/4000)|