Paul Nicklen, contributing photographer for National Geographic describes coming face to face with the leopard seal, one of Antarctica’s most vicious predators. Instead of attacking or ignoring him (as it seems like it would have done), the leopard seal tries to feed him and take care of him.
The pictures in the video are pretty impressive, and my favorite line from the video is: “Her head’s twice as wide as a grizzly bear head; she’s huge. She took my whole head and camera inside her mouth.”
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Kristin Conard is an editor at Matador Nights as well as a writing instructor in California. As a child, she wanted to be a librarian, because she thought that the librarian was the one who got to write all the books in the library. Her obsession with reading and writing has continued, and when she is not grading papers and lesson planning, she is working on a collection of essays and planning her next trip.