Animals Video

By Federico Cornetto

A lucky photographer captured footage of a female sea lion chilling out in a bed of seaweed.

Marine snapper Philip Hamilton was scanning the waters of Southern Australia in September 2018 when he encountered the fascinating creature.

Although the female looked grumpy as if Philip had just interrupted her afternoon nap, the photographer reveals she was actually in a playful mood.

Philip said: “That female was almost teasing me.

“She wasn’t at rest, she was playing a sort of hide and seek, or follow me game.

“Sea lions know we are not predators, and that we are clumsy in the water, while the glide at huge speeds.”