Leopard Seal enjoying quiet time, Cuverville Island Antarctic Peninsula.
They live in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic waters and feed on seals and pinguins.

Captured with Nikon D300 and Nikkor 18 – 200 mm lens.

Featured in Colourists group 28/01/2012
Featured in Where On Earth Is This group 30/01/2012


  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 3 years ago

    Wow what a rare sight, and with a fascinating backdrop too – great catch Jan!

  • Yes, it was lucky one (or two) Georgie, thank you ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • Birgitta   †
    Birgitta †almost 3 years ago

    That’s amazing, Jan. :)

  • Thank you Brigitta ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • bazcelt
    bazceltalmost 3 years ago

    Wow fantastic work, instant fave.

  • Much appreciated bazcelt ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 3 years ago

  • Many thanks Sarnia ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManalmost 3 years ago

    Super image Jan

  • Thank you Alex ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful feature, lovely work.

  • Much appreciated Andrea ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 2 years ago

    crikey you can even see his teeth – what a wonderful sight that would have been and its a really wonderful pic jan !

  • Thanks Dean, they aren’t easy to spot, but we were lucky. We have seen two ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture Jan!

  • Thank you Arfan ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • liza1880
    liza1880over 2 years ago

    Awesome capture

  • Thank you Liza ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • andy551
    andy551over 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful,

  • Thank you Andy ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

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