Paul Nicklen’s Brush with the Leopard Seal

Paul Nicklen is a breathtakingly talented nature photographer:

Check out more of his stunning photographs at his website: Paul Nicklen photography, and read about his upcoming book: Polar Obsession

But the purpose of this post is to highlight a clip that’s garnered alot of attention:

I certainly didn’t realize leopard seals were considered a danger to people but apparently their attacks have resulted in the death of at least one marine researcher, making this particular interaction all the more amazing.

National Geographic recently did an excellent article on leopard seals using the photo contributions of Paul Nicklen. Click the picture below to access the feature:

 

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