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.
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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