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Smile!  You've just seen lunch! (Leopard Seal, Pleneau Island, Antarctica) by Krys Bailey

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Smile! You've just seen lunch! (Leopard Seal, Pleneau Island, Antarctica) by 

One of my disappointments on our visit to the Great White Continent was that the couple of Leopard Seals (hydrurga leptonyx) we encountered refused to show me their dentistry, a feature they are well famous for. Looking on the bright side however, I feel this snap of one chilled out Leopard Seal (more awful puns) looking me in the eye from his iceberg to my zodiac is one of my faves from the trip. Now I know what lunch feels like! ;o)

Just in case you wonder if Leopard Seals always smile at me (they do!), take a look at this fella below who I snapped back in the San Rafael Lagoon, Chile back in 2006. He was around 1000 miles away from home – maybe he was using SatNav…. ;o)


  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 4 years ago

    Great shot ! Love the expression ! Perfect title too :)

  • Thanks so much! He deserves a comical title with that grin, don’t you think?! ;o)

    – Krys Bailey

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Oh, Krys, this is so fabulous! Great closeup, so detailed, and what a wonderful pose!

  • Thanks Dot! Oh I was mighty pleased to come face to face with this fierce critter (with a distance between us, hahaha!) ;o)

    – Krys Bailey

  • Steve Hunter
    Steve Hunteralmost 4 years ago

    Great shot!!

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2almost 4 years ago

    Brillance! Absolutely adorable!!!! He does look like he is smiling!!! “Wow!”

  • Thank you! I don’t expect penguins see that as a smile!! ;o)))

    – Krys Bailey

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtalmost 4 years ago

    Really wonderful!! Such a fantastic shot! :O]

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720almost 4 years ago

    Awww.. That is so cute.. very well done.. Great Capture :))

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartalmost 4 years ago

    What a great and feel good shot. Congrats.

  • Thank you! He does look infectiously happy doesn’t he?! :o)

    – Krys Bailey

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 4 years ago

    Great smile!! Glad you caught it!

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 4 years ago

    You WEREN’’T wearing a penguin suit, were you?

  • Thanks Kay! No, but I probably smelled a bit of penguin – just what happens when you traipse about amongst them day in day out, hahaha! ;o)

    – Krys Bailey

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombalmost 4 years ago

    This is a FABULOUS capture – instant Favorite

  • Thanks so much! :o)

    – Krys Bailey

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