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Leopard Seal On The Prowl

Pictured at left is a leopard seal on the prowl at Cape Washington, Ross Island. Leopard seals are the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the southern elephant seal). They are most common in the Southern Hemisphere along the coast of Antarctica and on most sub-Antarctic islands. During the summer months, the seals hunt among the pack ice surrounding the continent, spending almost all of their time in the water.

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