Steller sea lions spend time on the small rocky islands near Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island. The sea lion travel from California to Alaska and back each summer. In May and September these islands provide a resting point in their journey, at times there may be as many as two hundred sea lions in the area. In the past few years close to a dozen of the Steller sea lions have begun to spend their summers in the area and not travel north. The “resident” sea lions have become a nice bonus to our whale-watching safari as Lynn Morris’s photo show how they appear to be posing for the camera.