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    Canada, British Columbia, Hornby Island, Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) underwater

    As I have been recently editing all of my older trips, I keep finding surprising gems like this image from my last scuba diving trip to Hornby Island, BC in January 2009. If you are a diver you absolutely need to plan a trip to dive with the Steller sea lions at Hornby Island. They are incredibly curious and playful underwater. Many people who are familiar with my work might recall that another one of my Steller sea lion images was awarded 2nd Place in the Underwater category in the 2010 ICPA. Anyway, here is another cute sea lion admiring its reflection on the front of my dome port. I created this image using my Canon 5D and 17-40mm f4 lens in my old Ikelite 5D housing with 8″ dome port and using dual DS160 strobes. It is a single exposure which was mostly processed in Aperture 3.0. Photoshop CS5 was used for some minor adjustments and to clone out particles floating in the water.

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    1. Chief Bwana 33 months ago | reply

      So sharp, great expression... and that green highlight is stunning.

    2. ferpectshotz 33 months ago | reply

      This stunning work, an instant fave!!

    3. Rajan Rai 33 months ago | reply

      wow...beautiful capture...

    4. Brian/Jane 33 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Capture Love the Detail
      Have a Wonderful Weekend

    5. SkyeLight Imagery 33 months ago | reply

      Wow, this is an awesome shot.

    6. Old-Man-George 33 months ago | reply

      Super shot. I must learn to scuba dive....

    7. world of wonders 33 months ago | reply

      what a beautiful sea lion with big eyes, so cute!

    8. Sean Reidy Photography 33 months ago | reply

      Absolutely fab! The expression looks so innocent and curious and the outflung flipper adds a comical touch.

    9. sean pics 33 months ago | reply

      Fantastic image

    10. JoannaRB2009 33 months ago | reply

      AMAZING!!!! a gem indeed!

    11. Dan Sherman 33 months ago | reply

      You blow my mind with these shots.
      ~ Commented with Flickr Studio for iPad.

    12. davide978 33 months ago | reply

      Funny & cute!

    13. cowgirlrightup 29 months ago | reply

      Haha!! What a face, thanks for sharing!

    14. patiigraphy 26 months ago | reply

      it makes me smile :)

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