Sea Lions at San Francisco’s Pier 39

Sea Lion Statue at Pier 39

Sea Lion Statue at Pier 39

Sign Pointing to Sea Lions

Sign Pointing to Sea Lions

Sea Lions on Floating Docks

Sea Lions on Floating Docks

Sea Lions Sleeping

Sea Lions Sleeping

Sea Lion Hello

Sea Lion Hello

Sea lions are quite a tourist attraction at San Francisco’s Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf.  The animals first showed up in 1989, and have made their home there ever since.  Sea lion numbers rise and fall with the seasons and food supply.  Activity is lowest in summer, when most of the sea lions migrate south for breeding season.  The animals are endlessly entertaining.  Visitors always laugh when they watch them!  Imagine yourself there with the cool fog on your face,  the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance, and these raucous sea lions in front of you.  Adding to the ambiance are the deep booms of a fog horn and sea gulls calling overhead – what fun!  A live cam is at:  http://www.pier39.com/home/the-sea-lion-story/sea-lion-webcam/   

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

6 Responses to Sea Lions at San Francisco’s Pier 39

  1. elisaruland says:

    Such loves! I do get a kick out of these gentle giants. Great shots, Pam!

    • Pam says:

      They are so fun to watch – they bark, quarrel with each other, crawl right on top of one another, and make the funniest noises. There is a restaurant on the second floor above the sea lions at Pier 39 where you can eat and watch the “show”.

  2. mrsbearfoot says:

    You really captured some great images of them!

    • Pam says:

      Thanks! It is always fun to see them. And afterward I like taking a boat tour out under the Golden Gate Bridge (assuming it isn’t totally fogged in!).

  3. Kavita Joshi says:

    amazing pics you have taken ..nice blog dear

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