Sunday, 22 November 2009

Paul Nicklen & The Leopard Seal

I normally don't post about wildlife photography, but this has become so viral on the internet that I had to mention it here. It's an incredible slideshow of National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen's encounter with a leopard seal. Leopard seals are carnivores and munch on penguins like we do on popcorn. On average, females are generally slightly larger than the males, and can weigh between 500 and 1,300 lb, while males are between 440 and 1,000 lb.

This leopard seal "adopts" Nicklen, and tries to feed him penguins for 4 days. I haven't a clue as to how the photographer and his crew have had the fortitude to remain photographing and filming this.

More clips here on NGS' blog.