Underwater Ballet

(c) Claire Fackler, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

I’ve been scouring the newly released NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library and came across quite a few gorgeous photos including the above. California sea lions are usually seen as comical but viewed from below they take on a graceful serenity reminiscent of a beautiful ballet. Perfect for use in any talk on marine habitats, countershading, white shark menus, otarid and phocid differences, or other education topics.