Otaria flavescens

One of the many South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens) that hang around the fish stalls in the port of Punta del Este. Mostly males, they wait for either the public or the vendors to throw fish to them. Occasionally the seagulls venture to steal the food from their mouths… They offer a good show.

• South american sea lion / patagonian sea lion
• Lobo marino de un pelo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Suborder:Pinnipedia
Family:Otariidae
Subfamily:Otariinae
Genus:Otaria
Species:O. flavescens

Puerto de Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay

Photo Taken: July 17, 2021
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