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The curious leopard seal

The curious leopard seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2359: This is leopard seal, and below is a short excerpt from my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” about leopard seals: As inviting as the water looked, its temperature wasn’t the only reason to stay dry—a curious leopard seal had swum over to check us […]

Leopard seal

Leopard seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2308: A leopard seal along the coast of Antarctica.

The leopard seal couch

The leopard seal couch

Marty’s photo of the day #2133: Here’s an Antarctica scenic shot, with a leopard seal on the perfect ice couch. What you can’t see in this photo is another leopard seal circling (underwater in this photo), and trying to take over the couch, without success.

Checked out by a leopard seal

Checked out by a leopard seal

Marty’s photo of the day #2029: This is not an earless dog in a swimming pool; this is a leopard seal surfacing near our Zodiac (rubber raft) off the coast of Antarctica. Leopard seals have a reputation for being aggressive, but they weren’t that way with us. They would surface, take a look at us, […]

The animal Shackleton’s crew feared the most

The animal Shackleton’s crew feared the most

Marty’s photo of the day #1871: When Ernest Shackleton made his famous voyage to Antarctica, the animals his crew were most afraid of were leopard seals. The leopard seals I saw in Antarctica were curious, but non-aggressive.

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