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Marine Mammals Photographed in Sea and Coastal Habitat, Featuring Whales, Dolphins, Eared Seals and Sea Lions

Images on this page and associated subpages feature mammals photographed in sea and coastal habitat.

The ‘Whale and Dolphin’ and ‘Seals and Sea Lions’ subpages showcase individual galleries of the seven marine mammals featured on this web page.

The resources for identification of the taxonomic rank, scientific name, common name and expert knowledge on the animals I photograph include several authoritative websites and databases; these as referenced in taxonomic classification section on my wildlife web page.


Sperm Whales

Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) photographed off the coast of Kaikoura in New Zealand’s South Island.

Southern Right Whales

I photographed the southern right whales (Eubalaena Australis) swimming off Logans Beach in Warrnambool on the South West coast Victoria in Australia. at the end of their breeding season.

Dusky Dolphins

Dusky dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) photographed off the coast of Kaikoura in New Zealand’s South Island.

Burrunan Dolphin

Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis) is a relatively new but controversial species of bottlenose dolphin found in 2011. I photographed them in the coastal lakes of Gippsland.

New Zealand Fur Seal

I photographed the New Zealand (Arctocephalus forsteri) at several locations along the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The featured image of a cow and pup is at Taiaroa Head on the coast on the Otago Peninsula.

Australian Fur Seal

Australian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus) photographed at the Gippsland Lakes, Victoria.

Hooker’s Sea Lion

On the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand’s South Island, I photographed a magnificent bull that just hauled out at Pilots Beach.

List of Species Featured in the Photo Gallery

Whales and Dolphins: Cetacea

Physeteridae family

Balaenidae family

Delphinidae family

Seals and Sea Lions: Carnivora, Suborder Caniformia

Otariidae family

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Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus), Shallow Dive - Flukes out of the water, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2012 Hooker's sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri), Pilots Beach, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand, 2012 Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) Spy Hopping, Logans Beach, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 2013 Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus), Diving, Flukes in the air' Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2012 Burrunan Dolphin (Tursiops australis), Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia, 2013 Dusky Dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) leaping, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 2012 Male (Bull) Hooker's sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri), Pilots Beach, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand, 2012 Australian Fur Seal pup (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus), Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia, 2013 New Zealand Fur Seal Female and Pup in sea pool (Arctocephalus forsteri), Otago Peninsular, New Zealand, 2012