Leopard Seals In Antarctica

I was totally unprepared for Leopard Seals – so unlike any other seal I had ever seen.  Fierce predators of the Antarctic they can be seen lying on ice floes resting between hunts. They have long necks with large mouths set in a perpetual smile and jaws that open like suitcases.  These wonderful animals seem unperturbed by ships and zodiacs and I was able to take several photographs.

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9 Responses to Leopard Seals In Antarctica

  1. Beautiful!. Great pictures on this lovely resident. Thank you for sharing the wonders of this trip!.

  2. GarryRogers says:

    Nigella, I pinned and scooped one of your photos. They are all very interesting. You can see the scoop here: http://www.scoop.it/t/ecoscifi

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  4. Cynthia York says:

    Fantastic!!! I never thought they would keep their nostrils so tight when they are relaxed. Your lagoon birds were fantastic – now I need and antarctic bird! Lucky you!!!

  5. Thanks Cynthia – Interesting about the nostrils!

  6. robert87004 says:

    It must have been a wonderful trip, I really like all the photos you have posted.

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