South American Fur Seal Arctocephalus australis

South American Fur Seal
South American Fur Seal
Fur Seals, with their small ears and their flippers, are not true seals but are closely related to Sealions.
South American Fur Seal
South American Fur Seal
The South American Fur Seal lives in waters off the coast of Peru, Chile, Argentina, the Falkland Islands and Uruguay.
South American Fur Seal
South American Fur Seal
Sun-bathing is a favourite activity. Fur Seals have dense fur which made them a target for fur trappers.
South American Fur Seal
South American Fur Seal
South American Fur Seal
Like sealions (but not true seals), Fur Seals can bring all four flippers under their body and walk on land.
South American Fur Seal
South American Fur Seal
South American Fur Seal
But they are happiest in the water.