Large and in charge!
Leopard Seal. It slithered off and on this floe and all around and under our zodiac. Large and in charge! Affirmed its place - and ours... It is second - only to the orca - as Antarctica's top predators. As they grow in size they switch (from eating krill squid and fish) to eating 6 species of penguins and less frequently, the eat other seals, such as Crabeater Seal. Leopard seals have also been filmed eating Fur Seal pups. Photographed while on expedition with Robert Swan and 2041 Foundation's IAE 2016.