Close encounters with a sea lion — Hermosa pier

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While I was trying to figure out how to work a loaner camera under the pier, this guy slithered behind me. Couldn’t have been more than a foot away.

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He soon drew a crowd, and after some photo ops, ambled back toward the water…

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Pausing to survey the high surf

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And looking back

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Before diving in.

He came back out once more before disappearing for good.

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