A couple of Australian sea lions at Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
Seal Bay in Kangaroo Island supports the third largest colony of Australian sea lions with a population of around 1,000. This is about five percent of the world's total. The Australian sea lion was nearly hunted to extinction in the 19th century.
Australian sea lions are listed as endangered and declining on the IUCN Red List. They are also listed as vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and are protected in South Australia under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.