Visitors cannot help but be enchanted by the sea lions of Los Islotes. They emanate finesse and charm without a hint of illusion or wizardry. There is no incantation or voodoo, just an abounding sense of play that inspires every visitor.
When it comes to wild animal encounters, Los Islotes is almost nirvana. Few places so close to a city can truly offer such a convenient and accessible opportunity to interact with Mother Nature in her untamed state. California sea lions are the main residents, strangely thriving in a place so accessible to tourists.
Initial introductions begin at the surface; encounters are then formalized below the water as Poseidon’s ocean ambassadors exuberantly whiz towards and around diver and snorkeler alike.
With vivid underwater photography throughout by a uniquely positioned author, The Sea Lions of Los Islotes takes readers straight into the world of these most charismatic marine mammals. The book contents include: A Foreword by Steve Backshall; how to tell different sea lions apart; what their lifestyle is like; their lifecycle; how to have safe interactions; the challenges sea lions face; other visitors to the area; and how to photograph sea lions.
Reviews of The Sea Lions of Los Islotes
‘A true celebration of the Sea Lion… a good book and well worth looking up.’– Scubaverse.
‘It’s a book that doesn’t ask much of the reader, preferring to let the pictures largely speak for themselves. It also conveys one diver’s deep admiration for a species of large marine mammal … and shines a light on their lives. How much better the natural world might be if more people felt compelled to do the same’– BritishDiver.co.uk
‘Luke Inman shares his perception of the underwater world in a way no other can… we are able to see these lovely sea lions in a new light.’— Amanda Cotton, Photographer.
‘All these glories have been made possible by Luke, his enthusiasm, his knowledge, and passion for the part of the world he has made home.’— Steve Backshall, TV Presenter.
‘Simply beautiful photographs capturing the wonder of this place and the animals.’— Greg Lecoeur, Photographer and Naturalist.
About the Author
Luke Inman is an award-winning scuba Instructor Trainer, natural history filmmaker, photographer, writer and explorer. His work includes the BBC’s Planet Earth 3, Netflix’s Our Planet and advertising campaigns. Luke is the Owner and Operator of The Dive Gurus — the only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The author of the Foreword
Steve Backshall is a BAFTA-winning naturalist, writer and television presenter.