It seems that NatHab travelers overwhelmingly agree that animals like to play! After posting an article on the topic and a YouTube video of an elk playing in a mud puddle at Good Nature, I received an e-mail from David Kleeman, who wrote to me with some stunning footage of a sea lion having fun with a starfish shot by his wife, Leslie Hornig. David and Leslie were on Natural Habitat Adventure’s Classic Galapagos Expedition in July and August of 2010. Leslie spotted this sea lion playing off the island of Espanola.
Thank you, Leslie and David, for letting us peek in on another moment of wild play!