Hat Tip: Julia


  1. #1 Jared
    November 18, 2009

    I’ve seen that video before somewhere, it’s pretty impressive when you think about how large and powerful these animals actually are. Also, this brings to mind the Romulus and Remus myth.

  2. #2 kittywhumpus
    November 18, 2009

    This was absolutely incredible.

    I am going to think about how to apply this in my own maternal behavior. I don’t think I should use dead penguins, though.

  3. #3 NewEnglandBob
    November 18, 2009

    Fantastic. He could have become dinner but instead received etiquette lessons!

  4. #4 Brittany
    November 18, 2009

    Thanks for posting! That’s so amazing that she took care of him for 4 days. How cool.

  5. #5 Gilgamesh
    November 19, 2009

    Coming this fall to NBC; a new series: “My Mother, A Leopard Seal.”

    What a great video, it also shows the dangers National Geographic photographers are exposed to in getting that perfect shot.

  6. #6 MadScientist
    November 19, 2009

    That’s why it’s so important to protect penguin species – the pinnipeds will eat up what’s left of the atlantic bluefin if you don’t keep ’em fed with penguins.

    I took a picture of a seal pup way back in 1996; I couldn’t wait to get the shot so I could get away from the thing. Its mother was snoozing just a few steps away. Aside from the animals being huge and powerful carnivores, they’ve got an awful stench.

  7. #7 rob
    November 19, 2009

    silly seal, penguins are for kids!

  8. #8 Irene Delse
    November 19, 2009

    And somewhere, in the Antarctic seas, a big female leopard seal must be shaking her head (or the pinniped equivalent of the gesture) and mourn for that strange, weak beastie who couldn’t even eat a perfectly good penguin, try as she might to help the poor critter. Such is life!

  9. #9 Kammy
    November 19, 2009

    I well know the feeling she must have had.

    In the past when I’ve shoved an animal I’d just killed into the face of a camera man, he did the same thing. Just sat there clicking away…you just can’t help some people. I won’t stop trying, though. *nodding*