The Sea Lion Resting Lounge

In the port town of Puerto Ayora, there is a small hotel, the Red Mangrove, that has given a corner of their outdoor seating to the sea lions. Maybe given is a strong word. The sea lions have taken over and the hotel has decided not to fight new ownership. After all, the animals were here long before humans and are a large part of the reason humans keep coming in droves to the Galapagos.

If you would like to view these pictures individually, just click on anyone! And feel free to share. These sea lions won’t mind a little notoriety.