19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Great Skua eats "left over" seal meat

Pods of orcas, which are called killer whales but actually are dolphins, hunt in Antarctica for seals, among other prey. It is not unusual for the orcas to limit their feasts to just parts of the seals they kill. This photo, shot within five minutes of a seal kill by orcas, shows a great skua feasting on the remainders left by the orcas.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Antarctica
Camera: X-H1
Copyright: © Steven Hannes