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A Photobombing Backflipping Galapagos Sea Lion

galapagos-photobombAs I was preparing the timelapse of the sunrise on Isabela Island, I noticed that one of the frames had something special.

There was a sea lion in the photo.

But not just a plain old sea lion.

He was doing a backflip out of the water and the camera caught him in mid-air.

What are the odds? The camera was set to take an image every 5 seconds. So the odds of actually getting anything significant (aside from the sunrise) is pretty low. The image above has been lightened to show the detail of the sea lion.

 A Photobombing Backflipping Galapagos Sea Lion

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A close-up of the sea lion:

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The original frame from the timelapse:

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What is your favorite animal photobomb? Please share it (with links) in the comments below:

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Bryan Haines

Since moving to Ecuador in 2009, Bryan and Dena have made their living as bloggers. Bryan is a partner at Storyteller Media, a content marketing company for Canadian travel brands. He is founder of this site and co-founder of Click Like This - a photo tutorial blog.

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  • Sallie Schnyder Apr 11, 2014, 2:28 pm

    I’ve been following you for about 2 years and am increasingly drawn to Ecuador. At home (here in Phoenix AZ) I have a home based travel agency, and I’m wondering if a) it’s possible to bring my agency to Ecuador and b) if there are folks there able to afford to travel overseas? Thankfully I don’t have to depend on my travel business to live but extra income is always a good thing.

    Thanks in advance for your response,

    Sallie S

    • Bryan Haines Apr 11, 2014, 2:35 pm

      I’m sure that you can bring your business with you. If you base it here in Ecuador, you’ll have to consider tax implications and local laws. Just like in the US, there is a segment of the population here in Ecuador that travels significantly. Here is a local version of Expedia or Orbitz: despegar.com.ec.

      You could keep your business based in the US and just live here.

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