Leopard Seals Are Cool

Well, we knew that already. But there is no reason not to revel in it.

Not quite sure what this one is up to. But the seal’s size of pretty impressive, and that kayaker will remember his paddle with a leopard seal for a long, long time.

Bridging The Gap Between Human And Leopard Seal

I probably posted this sometime in the distant past, but I can’t resist putting it up again because it is one of the most extraordinary videos you will see (and it just popped up on Upworthy, which is proving to be a very worthy site).

Here’s the backstory:

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen shares the incredible story of his personal encounter with a predatory leopard seal in the frigid waters of the Antarctic. These photographs–and many more–appear in his book, Polar Obsession. Available at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/books.

PS: Does Nicklen have the most incredible life, or what?

You can see Nicklen’s TED Talk here.