Leopard Seals Up Close

National Geographic is known for its amazing wildlife photography. Last November they had a special on Leopard Seals and the pictures blew me away. Check these out:

Leopard Seal Mouth

Leopard Seal Rips Head Off Penguin

Wow. Who knew Leopard Seals could be so fierce. Caption from the photo:

In a death shake, the large female shreds a penguin chick by whipping it from side to side. It took 1/2000 of a second to freeze the action; at the time all I saw was a splash and storm petrels and gulls gathering for scraps. This efficient killing machine prizes above all else penguin stomachs stuffed with krill.

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One Response to “ Leopard Seals Up Close ”

  1. such a freaky photo.. Although a great capture. I’d love to be a national Geographic photographer!

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