This is a closeup image that I took of a Painted Lady Butterfly wing using a microscope (300x magnification). It’s impressive that such a delicate wing isn’t damaged when they fly. I like how the blue colors that normally seem iridescent are actually partially transparent when magnified.
Although California sea lions sometimes become problematic when humans encroach/share their natural habitat, but they are quite interesting to watch. It’s pretty amazing to watch them effortlessly maneuver in the water, and it’s impressive how far offshore they go to fish. Their social behavior seems almost dog-like at times.