Uploaded: July 26, 2012 13:09:47


This California Sea Lion decided to use this dingy as his private lounge. This photo was taken on the Monterey Bay Pier Sat July 21 2012.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/4000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90


Michelle Alton July 26, 2012

It's a GEM, Songbird. #1477092

Songbird Cline level-classic July 26, 2012

Thank you for looking.... #10245830

Cheryl Schneider July 29, 2012

What a great shot! #10249625

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 14, 2012

Terrific find, Songbird! And a beautiful capture... #10275565

Michelle Alton August 16, 2012

This image had POTD written all over it from the getgo! Congratulations, Songbird. I'm proud to be the first commenter on this one! #10277957

Birthe Gawinski level-deluxe August 16, 2012

wonderful photo!

Katarina Mansson August 16, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD Songbird! #10277997

Marilyn Cornwell August 16, 2012

What a delightful POTD! Congratulations! #10278042

Ivan Chacon August 16, 2012

Congrats on your PTOD! Great shot. #10278049

Mary K. Robison August 16, 2012

Sweet and beautiful capture, Songbird.
Congratulations on your well earned POTD! #10278058

Alan L. Borror August 16, 2012

Awesome...great POTD! #10278132

Andre Larose August 16, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD:) #10278153

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 16, 2012

I think it will be recognized as a winner...congrats on the POTD and I'll be watching to see it again!

jo ann c. #10278199

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 16, 2012

I think it will be recognized as a winner...congrats on the POTD and I'll be watching to see it again!

jo ann c. #10278200

Lydia Williams level-classic August 16, 2012

What a great shot! Love it! Congratulations on your POTD! #10278201

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 16, 2012

BEAUTIFUL capture and so cute with a perfect title, Songbird. CONGRATZ on a lovely POTD!

UB. #10278209

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic August 16, 2012

This is simply delightful and gave me a chuckle. Congrats on POTD! #10278231

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 16, 2012

Such a fun shot and so well taken - the clarity, colors and detail are excellent. Congratulations on the POTD, Songbird. #10278242

Fax Sinclair level-classic August 16, 2012

Aloha Songbird!
Long time no see pictures! This is so fabulous!
I'm living in Mariposa now. You near by? #10278265

Cathy Barrows August 16, 2012

Congrats...sooooo cute #10278271

Ann Lyssenko level-classic August 16, 2012

Songbird! What a special moment with a lovely reflection. Very painting like. Congratulations on a well deserved POD!
Ann #10278273

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe August 16, 2012

Congratulations, Songbird! Awesome winner! #10278284

Songbird Cline level-classic August 16, 2012

Thank you so very much to all of you for taking the time to look and send kind comments. I do appreciate the comments very much.
I especially appreciate #1, that I had my camera, and #2, that the sea lion decided to lounge in the dingy. #10278395

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 16, 2012

AHHHHHH what a relaxing pose! lol

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #10278412

Jill Odice level-classic August 16, 2012

A BIG congrats on your POTD! Love this, He looks so relaxed :-) #10278423

Ellen Hodges August 16, 2012

Congrats on a verrrry cute, POTD, Songbird!! #10278432

Michele Peterson level-classic August 16, 2012

This is great! Congratulations on the POTD!! #10278470

Jack Gaskin August 16, 2012


I have to make more of an effort to get thru the daily posts. Need about 3 more SIT-ABLE hours in my DAY

Jack #10278576

Raymond Pauly August 16, 2012

Huge congrats on your unique POTD, Songbird! Cool capture! #10278616

Songbird Cline level-classic August 16, 2012

thank you all so much for the support and kind words, I appreciate the encouragement. #10278631

Martha R. Mazon level-classic August 16, 2012

What a charming image, Songbird! Congrats on a fabulous POTD!


Sharon L. Doane August 16, 2012

Great capture! Congratulations on POTD! #10278717

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe August 16, 2012

What a wonderful capture Songbird...congratulations on POTD....=^..^= #10278723

Nancy Marie Ricketts August 16, 2012

Great shot, Songbird! Wonderful for th POTD! #10278727

Linda Sandbo August 16, 2012

Ditto on all of the above.. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #10278780

Songbird Cline level-classic August 16, 2012

Im thrilled that you all like the image...thank you all so much for the support and kind words, I appreciate the encouragement. #10278793

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 16, 2012

Congrats on this Wonderful POTD!! #10278805

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic August 16, 2012

Great find and capture! #10279145

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 17, 2012

Congratulations Songbird, a unique wildlife capture. Well done! #10279578

Phyllis H. Burchett August 19, 2012

Absolutely wonderful POTD Songbird, congrats! #10282230

Pamela K. Barrett August 20, 2012

Love how it has its fin hanging over the side tipping it into the water. Beautiful shot. So glad you had your camera. #10282721

Songbird Cline level-classic August 20, 2012

Thank you all so much for your kind comments!! #10282943

Chris Ebben August 25, 2012

Great timing to get this most wonderful image. The subject, clarity & humour in this one are all spot on. Nothing like taking advantage of the situation. Congratulations on POTD! Very good work=^..^= #10289187

Songbird Cline level-classic August 25, 2012

Thanks.. I guess its all in the timing.. I have been to the pier many times and this was the one and only time I have ever seen a sea lion take over a dingy. #10289796

Shawn Jennings August 29, 2012

Great capture! Congratulations on your finalist! #10296292

Nancy Marie Ricketts August 29, 2012

What a wonderful finalist, Songbird! HUGE congratulations, and great good luck in the next round! #10296314

Songbird Cline level-classic August 29, 2012

A thousand thank you's to everyone who has sent kind and encouraging comments..I guess I will carry my camera to the pier more often! #10296521

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 29, 2012

I'm so glad to see this as a finalist, hope we see it in gold too! Congrats on another great finalist!

Lydia Williams level-classic August 30, 2012

I too am glad to see this get a finalist...and do want to see a gold too...Congratulations ! #10298810

Renee Doyle August 31, 2012

How cool is this!!! BIG congrats on your excellent finalist Songbird! #10300940

Richard D. Love September 03, 2012

Congratulations, Songbird. Perfect timing!

Rick #10306941

Songbird Cline level-classic September 03, 2012

Thank you all so much! #10307316

James W. Eber level-classic September 09, 2012

Congrats, I'm a little behind on my emails. #10316016

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 04, 2014

This is a HOOT!!! I LOVE this!!! <>< #10937154

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