Added 1 new A* page:This isn't about drawing or space but darn it it's my blog and I can do what I want! :D I came across this tumblr post with photos of a leopard seal off Antarctica trying to give a penguin (it was penguin feasting season for the seals) to National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen as he was taking photos. Wild stuff! Nicklen says:|
|One seal brought a penguin over to me. I didn't touch it; I just sat there and photographed. The penguin took off, and the seal grabbed it, brought it back to me, and put it on my camera dome again.|
Eventually the seal got upset and started blowing bubbles at me. It was the most fascinating interaction I've ever had.
And look at the size of that seal! Just dwarfs the photographer. Here is a photo of I think a smallerish one
image by B. navez (source)
but in fact leopard seals get up to twelve feet long!
There's a larger seal species in Antarctica, though: the southern elephant seal back in 1913 was measured at 22.5 feet long! But here is a cute baby southern elephant seal picture because everyone likes those:
image by Serge Ouachée (source)