It’s not 100% understood yet why sea lions do (what looks like seal yoga) this pose but it sure makes for a great photo. They often do it alone but I always notice when one of the males (the darker coloured one) comes along they often do it then too. I wonder if it’s more of a submissive or dominant display of behaviour. Anyone else have there theories?
"And all my days are trances,⠀ And all my nightly dreams⠀ Are where thy dark eye glances,⠀ And where thy footstep gleams—⠀ In what ethereal dances,⠀ By what eternal streams."⠀ (E. A. Poe - "To One in Paradise")