Incredible photos: A penguin engulfed by leopard seal

Incredible photos: A penguin engulfed by leopard seal

The threatened bird tried in vain to swim away, but the enormous seal attacked with lightning speed, clamping its jaws around the penguin’s foot to thwart its escape. The ravenous seal then dragged its prey further into the depths of the ocean, where it made short work of devouring the spoils of its successful hunt. The graphic images were captured in 2009 in the waters of Port Lockroy, a natural harbour on the north-west shore of Wiencke Island, where colonies of penguins are a familiar sight. –Daily Mail

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