To get up close to inquisitive wild Sea Lions head to Jurien Bay about a 2.5 drive north of Perth. Take a sea lion watching cruise and you'll find these graceful swimmers love to show off in front of the camera.
The Australian sea lion is the world's rarest species - it's believed there are less than 12,000 remaining along the country's southern coastline.
One of their main breeding grounds lies offshore from Jurien Bay giving you a chance to watch sea lions in the wild.
Hundreds of sea lions live on the isolated Buller and North Fisherman islands as well as Essex Rocks only a few kilometres from land. These islands are known as haul out sites where sea lions rest from their foraging expeditions for food.
Australian sea lions are picture perfect - their visible ears and large eyes often draw comparisons to the friendly Labrador dog breed.
Boat tours from Jurien Bay and Green Head take you to see large colonies - and you might also spot dolphins or whales migrating along the coast.
There is sea lion watching guidelines to follow including maintaining a good distance, not landing on an island occupied by sea lions, and never trying to touch them.
Check with local operators Turquoise Safaris as to the best times to take a tour.