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Close encounters of the nature kind

In this video National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen shares a remarkable encounter he had with a leopard seal in Antarctica. Over the four days, this (friendly? confused?) giant leopard seal took a liking or concern to Nicklen an attempted to feed him penguins and tried to teach him how to hunt. I thought it was an “aw super cute” moment, until learning that these seals are usually very predatory and quite dangerous. Actually this is still a cute story that led to some amazing photographs too.