Four days with a leopard seal (and some poor penguins)

This video clip, of Paul Nicklen’s encounter with a giant leopard seal, is sweet and frightening all at once. Mr. Nicklen, a National Geographic photographer, tells the story of a 4 day meeting with the huge sea-going mammal. The images are shocking. Seals get that big! He stayed in the water! WTF!?

But the story is sweet too. The seal tries to share a meal, first a live penguin, with the photographer. When he does not partake in the meal she gets restless and brings him a half-dead penguin. Still no. How about a dead penguin? Nope.

Even the most frightening of animals help one another. Just as long as you’re not a poor little penguin.