Australian sea lions are some of the most inquisitive and intelligent creatures I have ever had the privilege to share the ocean with. It is hard to believe that there may only be about 12 000 left in the wild. They are the rarest of the seal species in Australian waters and amongst the rarest in the world. We travelled to South Australia and visited a few of the last remaining Australian Sea Lion colonies in Baird Bay and Hopkins Island with the support of Olympus Australia.

Olympus Visionary Michaela Skovranova talks through using the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and Underwater Housing PT-EP14 while swimming with sea lions in South Australia.

Film by Andy Hatton / Studio Aton