Sea Lions, San Francisco

Wednesday, 14th December 2005 by

This is San Francisco’s popular tourist spot, Pier 39, and covering nearly every square inch of those floating docks in the harbour are hundreds upon hundreds of sea lions. The light coloured patch in the middle-left is the only bit left uncovered by the marine mammals – which you can see much more easily in Google Earth. Although… there seems to be a lot less of them in GE, and it doesn’t look like such a nice day either!

Apparently the only thing missing is the smell… ;-)

For any of you unconvinved that these really are sea lions, here’s the proof!

Thanks to Matthew Brown, Michael Lustig, Jeff Burton, Markus and Andy de la Rosa.