Leopard Seal Lazing on the Ice

Leopard Seal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I seriously didn’t expect these guys to be so massive.    Weighing up to 600 kgs, they laze around on the ice sleeping between meals before slithering into the clear icy waters to seek out prey.

 

I’d never given that much thought to how or what they eat but apparently when they catch a penguin they thrash about slamming the penguin on the water repeatedly until it’s dead.     Morbid as it sounds I’d love to catch it on camera.

 

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