Check out the first 15 minutes of this RadioLab podcast on Animal Minds– great story about a trapped whale. And then make sure to listen to the last segment, a 7-min story about National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen and the leopard seal you see below- it’s just fantastic. Skip to 52:00 to hear it.
Thanks to Kelly for the tip.
I love that last pic with the penguin foot so much. Click to see it bigger. So awesome.
After listening to the seal story, here’s a little more context, with a video showing some more photos. Listen to the podcast first, though, as the narrative is way better there.