Guadalupe Fur Seals.
By the late 19th century Guadalupe Fur Seals had been hunted to almost extinction and was only “re-discovered” in 1926. The population has grown from around 200-500 animals to about 16,000 in the last 60 years. They are considered Near Threatened by the IUCN. So it is a real privilege to be able to visit a small colony of these feisty animals on the island of San Benitos just off the western cost of the Baja California peninsula. A rookery of Guadalupe Fur Seals is rarely a quiet and peaceful place. There is always a lot of bickering between its members, so it is always enjoyable to spend time watching the antics of these rare creatures.
This footage was taken by Jenny Varley (jennymvarley.co.uk) and edited by wildlifeaction.co.u