These Photos Will Make You Want To Hug A Sea Lion

by Grace Eire
Grace plays in a band and is the mother to a black cat named Fitzhugh.

Sea lions are often called the puppies of the sea, but why?

Sure, their faces have a vaguely similar snout, and they are quite cute.

But dogs are man’s best friend! How do they compare?

Photographer Kinnara Bosworth found out exactly why these sweet creatures are given this affectionate nickname. She traveled to the Galápagos Islands and came face-to-face with some sea lion pups. She documented her experience in some gorgeous photos.

When asked what it was like to get up close and personal with these puppies of the sea, Kinnara told LittleThings that, “I had such an amazing experience in the Galápagos.

Going there, I was not expecting to get so close to sea lions. However, they are such friendly animals! They sometimes come right up to you, posing and making noises. It was so peaceful being around these animals and it was clear that they were happy in their environment. I never realized how amazing the Galápagos were until I went there myself.”

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Is this little guy smiling?


They seem to sleep a lot, so maybe cats of the sea would have been a better name!


This little one is having some sweet, sweet dreams.

so happy

Don't you wish you could spend some time with these cuties?


This guy's ready to play!


This fella, on the other hand, is a bit bashful.


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