Animals

By Jamie Smith


A diver got more than he bargained for when he took a dip in the ocean, as these friendly sea lions came to play!

Pic by Angela Damant/Caters News

Marc Damant was swamped by the animal as he took an annual trip to Vancouver Island, just off the coast of Canada.

The office manager caught the magical moment on camera, and in one picture a cheeky sea lion even gave him a BITE on the head.

Pic by Angela Damant/Caters News

Marc, who’s originally from Vancouver, was surrounded by the curious creatures and one smiled as he tickled their stomach.

Pic by Angela Damant/Caters News

He said: “These photos were taken on our yearly sea lion trip to Norris Rocks, just off Vancouver Island, in January.

Pic by Angela Damant/Caters News

“Any dive with sea lions is hectic at best.

“It’s like playing with 50 puppies that want to mouth, taste and play with everything around them – you just have to keep in mind some of these puppies weigh up to 800 lbs!”