Meet “E192”, one of the big boys we saw at this sea lion haulout in Kenai Fjords National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The colony was hanging out on some rocks, enjoying the sun and a relatively mild day. You’ll notice a few pups around him as well.
Sea lions are sometimes branded, as this guy was when he was a pup in 2010. This allows scientists to track them without intrusive instruments, easily spotting them instead with binoculars.