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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Leopard Seal on Ice Floe

I was on a trip to Antarctica. We were out on a zodiac cruise, looking for wildlife. Our driver spotted this leopard seal on the ice. We slowly motored over to take a look, without disturbing the seal. The driver went by several times, turning the zodiac so that everyone had a good look.

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Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Copyright: © Marian Herz