In Anacortes: Boats and Baby Sea Lions

Nordic Tugboat

A few weeks ago, I found myself, by many strokes of good fortune, in Anacortes. Within moments of arriving, My party had left our slip and was making our way calmly into the protected waters just south of the San Juan Islands. A short putt around the bay ended with a monster crab haul and an upcoming feast.

The sun fell slowly as we ate, signalling feeding hour for some local friends. With fresh crabmeat hanging from my lips, Doug called my attention to a group of sea lions drifting in the shallow water. When the light that remained was only what reflected off the clouds, the sea lions hopped onto the dock to sleep. The clouds over the marina created an incredible contrast and reflected in the falling tide. By the ambient light and the lights of the marina, I crept around, capturing pictures of the boats and our amphibious friends.

Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII, AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

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