Dancing with Sea Lions

Adventures with California Sea Lions


Yes, this is the real deal! We have talked about this book since 2016 when we began initial serious work on the project. Without a doubt, some of our friends and family wondered if we were ever going to finish. The book is a reality and we honestly believe you are going to love it! Colleen and I do!



Our book, Dancing with Sea Lions, has arrived. On February 11, 2020, we received 2,500 copies from our printer. Like the advance copies we received in January, the books in the shipment look amazing. We are now engaged in serious marketing efforts with the main shipment. Dancing with Sea Lions is now available for purchase. If you love the ocean, we encourage you to order a book. We believe you will be pleased with your purchase and will love having the book in your home.

While Dancing with Sea Lions features our work photographing California sea lions and telling the stories of the photographs, the book really focuses upon issues involving the conservation of sea lions and ocean ecosystems. The real purpose of the book is educate its readers. We know that people protect what they love; we believe people are more likely to protect the ocean and its ocean ecosystems if they learn more about it.

Writing the book was quite an amazing journey. The original plan for Dancing with Sea Lions was to put together a warm, fuzzy book filled with cute photographs of the California sea lions we encountered during scuba diving trips in Southern California and the Gulf of California. After all, who does not like sea lions? It did not take long for the realization to sink in that everyone does not like sea lions and there are a lot of serious issues involving the species. Dancing with Sea Lions is more than a coffee table book filled with pretty pictures. Should you purchase the book, we believe you will want to share it with your family and friends.

If you are interested in purchasing Dancing with Sea Lions, please do not hesitate to let us know. You can contact us through the following e-mail addresses and telephone numbers:

  • cortezbleuphotography@yahoo.com
  • wildbluepacificpublishing@yahoo.com
  • 970-531-8817 (Philip Bonds)
  • 970-531-8287 (Colleen Bonds)

We are in the process notifying clients who requested placement on our list of prospective purchasers so they can finalize their purchases if they choose to.

The cover price of Dancing with Sea Lions is $28.50. We are required to collect 9.2% sales tax on purchases made by clients within Arizona. Recent changes to tax laws will require us to collect sales tax on out-of-state purchases when we reach defined thresholds of e-Commerce sales.

Shipping & handling is $5.00 if your purchase involves shipping the book to your residence. Shipping cost includes packaging costs. Books are wrapped and packed in boxes to prevent damage during shipment. We ship using book rate delivery via the United States Post Office. Book rate shipment is essentially ground delivery. Should you wish to receive your book a couple of days quicker, we can upgrade to ship it via a different U.S.P.S. option at a shipping & handling cost of $13.00.

Currently, we are accepting payments via cash, check, as well as debit card and credit card. Debit and credit card purchases are processed through Square, Inc. You may place your book order by telephone if you wish. Simply give us a call. Purchase orders from educational institutions are also accepted.

Ultimately, we will have an online order form available through this website, but we are not quite there yet. We are working on it!

We are currently working with retailers and searching for additional retailers to sell Dancing with Sea Lions. Launches of the book are being scheduled with individual retailers. Of course, if you are a retailer or know a retailer who might like to work with us, please contact us. The presentations tab on this website will take you to a schedule of launches as well as presentations we will be doing for school and community groups.


-Philip Bonds