Leopard Seal
Leopard Seal

Leopard Seals
(Hydrurga leptonyx)

Leopard Seals are, together with the Orca Whales, the apex predators in Antarctica. A very large seal, measuring up to 3.5 meters, is the nemesis of Crabeater Seals. It has been calculated that they kill and eat up to 80% of Crabeater's pups.

Las Focas Leopardo son, junto con las Orcas, el depredador máximo en la Antártida. De gran tamaño - miden hasta 3.5 metros - estas focas son la maxima amenaza de las focas cangrejeras: se estima que acaban con hasta el 80% de sus crías.

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Nikon D4, Nikon 70-200mm F2.8, handheld from zodiac
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Date: 12/01/2014

Location: Yalour Islands, Antarctica

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Leopard Seal

Leopard Seals
(Hydrurga leptonyx)

Leopard Seals are, together with the Orca Whales, the apex predators in Antarctica. A very large seal, measuring up to 3.5 meters, is the nemesis of Crabeater Seals. It has been calculated that they kill and eat up to 80% of Crabeater's pups.

Las Focas Leopardo son, junto con las Orcas, el depredador máximo en la Antártida. De gran tamaño - miden hasta 3.5 metros - estas focas son la maxima amenaza de las focas cangrejeras: se estima que acaban con hasta el 80% de sus crías.

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Nikon D4, Nikon 70-200mm F2.8, handheld from zodiac
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Date: 12/01/2014

Location: Yalour Islands, Antarctica

Photographer: Arturo de Frias