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Swimming into the Jaws of Death

Posted by Richard Conniff on January 26, 2013

leopard seal and penguin

 

This is one of the more terrifying photos I have ever seen, made more so because the same thing happened not long ago to a young marine biologist named Kirstie Brown, who was working in Antarctica.

Photographer Amos Nachoun took this photo in Port Lockroy, on the Antarctic Peninsula.  You can check out some of Nachoun’s other spectacular photos here.

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