Sea lions hitch a ride on the front of ship in California

This is the spectacular moment a group of sea lions hitched a ride for free on the front of a ship in California, USA.

The marine mammals rested atop each other in a line near the ship’s bulbous bow on September 30.

Ship crew member Ran Nie, who recorded the video, said they waited for the other sea lions to board as they appeared to want to ride the ship.

He said: ‘I don’t know if they are tired or just lazy, but it’s nice to watch them.’