Yesterday I celebrated international women’s dive day by going diving! A bit more puffer love, fusiliers for days and a blue spotted sting ray or two 💙 Sad the weather meant I couldn’t make it to the Phi Phi islands but super happy I managed to get under water all the same.
📷@latashia_thilldw - Final moments of a Penguin Life :( as a Leopard Seal closes in for it lunch at Antartica. These 1000 lb Leopard seals have a reputation for being aggressive, yet those that have been in the water with them describe them as gentle, curious creatures. Unless you’re a penguin of course.
Leopard seals are ferocious hunters and lie in wait for the penguins. Their attack is merciless and the predators have been known to shake the penguins back and forth so vigorously that they seemingly turn the chicks inside out. They have also been known to attack and feed on Sharks such as the Blue Sharks (To give perspective, Blue Sharks measure around 2.5m in length)… Google has some amazing photos of Leopard Seals attacking sharks, but they were too gruesome to share.. Interested people, with strong stomachs checkout the results from the Dailymail.co.uk.
Photographed by Amos Nachoum.