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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 […]

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, […]

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