As 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:
The original frame from the timelapse:
More reading: Travelers Guide to Galapagos Islands Animals
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