Sea Lion Island has plantations of spectacular tussac grass, providing a perfect habitat and protection for much of the islands’ varied fauna, including the Islands’ largest elephant seal colony, numbering 1,800!
Amongst the bird species normally seen on the Island are five species of penguins and five birds of prey, including the striated caracara. In addition, every year brings exciting sightings of vagrants – pods of orca circle the Island in pursuit of seals and sea lions.
Leopard seals and larger whales are also seen from time to time. Many of the Island’s plants are quite rare and a joy to see. Sea Lion Island is popular with some of the world’s top professional photographers, and many prize-winning shots have been taken of the scenery and wildlife here, yet even with the most basic equipment the amateur photographer will certainly take some great shots too.
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