Took this shot on my morning walk, 15 minutes away from my home. We are usually the only humans on this 1km beach, and we are often out-numbered 10-1 by sea lions. The photo is of a leopard seal - a rarity in these parts. These sleek top-predators bear as much resemblance to the portly and rather ridiculous sea lions as a labradoodle does to a wolf. This one was a juvenile - only about 2.5 meters long - but still managed to exude a considerable amount of toothy menace.