Directly behind Phoenix there are dozens of seal lions! I know it's hard to tell in this photo but they look like little black dots poking their heads out of the water!
If you remember my trip from last Friday's post we went on an adventure to a new park. Well we found out about the seals when we stopped at a different park to stretch our legs. I got the girls out of the car and suddenly heard seal lions barking! It was the coolest thing ever and I was so excited! I was pretty much like a giddy school girl, dashing off towards the river to see if I could find them!
It was pretty interesting how both of my dogs reacted to hearing the seals. When we visited the seal lions in San Francisco, both dogs were super freaked out and they did not like it and didn't want anything to do with it. This time they were much more relaxed and interested in them!
We did keep a safe distance and we were not in any danger.
The seal lions seemed to be congregating under the bridge in the Cowlitz River so we jumped back in the car and drove over to the bridge and found a spot to park.
Here's a very short video of the seal lions barking.
There were so many!
We also spotted a Great Blue Heron!
Our day was completely filled with wildlife and it was so much fun! The girls had a blast exploring and I was over the moon excited that I got to photograph some wild seal lions! It was an amazing little trip!
Have you ever had a random encounter with wildlife before?