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Leopard Seals Play and Hunt in Antarctica | National Geographic

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Get up close and personal with leopard seals in Antarctica and learn why they’re at the top of their food chain. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #LeopardSeals #Antarctica About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta These half-ton predators sometimes toy with penguins, slapping them against the sea surface. Typically leopard seals hunt alone from offshore ice floes. But with sea ice appearing later and disappearing sooner, they now often congregate close to shore, where the penguin colonies are. Watch National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen dive with these dangerous, and often misunderstood, creatures. Read the full article “The Big Meltdown” featured in National Geographic magazine’s November issue. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/11/antarctica-climate-change-western-peninsula-ice-melt-krill-penguin-leopard-seal/ Leopard Seals Play and Hunt in Antarctica | National Geographic https://youtu.be/c35dz4DRSeI National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (6 months ago)
Leopard seals are fascinating subjects for National Geographic photographer, Paul Nicklen. What intrigues you the most about these amazing creatures?
Michael McCloud (10 days ago)
Reminder that any negative comments are from penguins
B Mattingly (12 days ago)
louis ayala (2 months ago)
Paul you should have volunteered your body to save the penguin.
guystoners (3 months ago)
Happy feet! Nope
Mateo Franco (4 months ago)
*leopard seal says* shut up! I cant stand it!
Isaíah Wilmore (6 months ago)
Nice i love leopard seals
Isaíah Wilmore (6 months ago)
The seal is me when I don’t eat
Craig A. McLeod (6 months ago)
I like Tuxedo Birb, I like Sea Doggo, I respect the RULES OF NATURE.
Hashtag Lan Fbx (6 months ago)
You should feed them fish instead of penguins :(
Ryan Tanaka (6 months ago)
wow i never knew it was a thing
Ellis & King (6 months ago)
Beautiful Footage as usual...
tsk tsk tsk. (6 months ago)
I'm surprised that there aren't any "you take pictures while a penguin gets eaten in front of you?!?!" comments. Most of the time I see videos with animals hunting animals, I always see comments like ☝☝ And it is really annoying.
Noukz37 (6 months ago)
Well that was graphic!! JEEZ
CantCifUdontopenuri's (6 months ago)
@ 2:27, "a decline in krill is what is making the leopard seal vulnerable..." Just admit it, it's human beings who are destroying them, their habitat, every living creatures habitat, this beautiful planet (essentially each other). So, yeah....we're making them "vulnerable".
AAANS FSATA عاعنص فشع طع (6 months ago)
Nice video Thursday 1st November 2018
MC.E JR (6 months ago)
1:43 Poor penguin.😢
UNKNOWN NETWORK (1 month ago)
Yummy yum seal says
Throwback x (6 months ago)
no penguin harmed this vid..theyre all paid actors
Gabrielle Beatrice Ross (6 months ago)
Fierce and one of the top predators in it's environment. .
Para Kazananlar (6 months ago)
Antartica & TURKEY
Para Kazananlar (6 months ago)
+Alex S thank you I from Turkey
Alex S (6 months ago)
Abdullah Murtaza (6 months ago)
Optical illusion Appearances are deceptive
Skreamies (6 months ago)
It's just how graceful they're even when going to kill, amazing animals for sure.
LagiNaLangAko23 (6 months ago)
Suggested video: Leopard Seal Kills Emperor Penguin
خفاياء واسرار اليمن ون (6 months ago)
بصراحه احلى قناه تعجبني جدا .
Damn Man (6 months ago)
Penguins more like all you can eat buffet!!
Ngọc Bích (6 months ago)
Healing Nature & Meditation (6 months ago)
LavenderLushLuxury (6 months ago)
Beautiful Animal Beautiful Creature.
JDB (6 months ago)
There's like..barely any snow left??
Travis Adams (6 months ago)
Save the Krill
L Gaines (6 months ago)
These are one of my favorite marine mammals. Leopard seals remind me so much of leopards due to their stealth and their spotted coats, that it’s a coincidence that both are top predators
National Geographic (6 months ago)
Leopard seals truly are amazing, and we love the way you connect them to leopards!
Ricardo Milos (6 months ago)
Rip pingu
TheGreen Jarret (6 months ago)
300 kilos male can kill a human by simply flapping it. Let alone bite him. The pictures with seals "hugging" divers are disturbingAF. No one is understanding that the seal is only interested by the divers air supply. Want to find it and take it for itself ...
Jouse Martinez (6 months ago)
Why do we need seals?
Jouse Martinez (6 months ago)
+Jake Shattuck we do need bees
Jake Shattuck (6 months ago)
There's big debate that we need bees. That much I know.
Jouse Martinez (6 months ago)
+Night Sight i cant lol, why do we need seals, do we need them?
Night Sight (6 months ago)
+Jouse Martinez so I gues you can answer your question yourself?
Jouse Martinez (6 months ago)
+Night Sight they dont lol
hobi mobil (6 months ago)
Beautiful life.. poor the penguin
Hank S (6 months ago)
Great photography! These creatures are very different from Harp seals and look more like mild descendants of dinosaurs.
H kata (6 months ago)
0:18 so scared. Apathetic, shark-like eyes frighten me...
OneHumanity OnePlanet (6 months ago)
I Love your positive videos, they are needed to recharge from all the negativity on the Internet
C T (6 months ago)
I was a fan of national Geographic until just now. The penguin is my favorite animal and you just crushed my spirit. That evil seal literally turned him inside out. :-(
Night Sight (6 months ago)
+Hari Vishwanath I don't see your point? Mammals and Birds are both animals. So it can be his favorite bird and animal at the same time.
Night Sight (6 months ago)
+L Gaines I agree you are right, I meant to quote @Hari Vishwanath
L Gaines (6 months ago)
Night Sight so is a leopard seal, which is a mammal and an animal just like the penguin which is a bird. I’m just wondering why they said a penguin was a bird because nobody’s debating it and nobody’s debating against it being an animal either
L Gaines (6 months ago)
Hari Vishwanath ahh okay.
Hari Vishwanath (6 months ago)
+L Gaines I just pointed out that it's not an animal but it's a bird . Didn't mean to offend anyone.
Bulldog2006 4.0 (6 months ago)
Poor Penguin! 🐧🐧🐧
Gomer Pyle (6 months ago)
Nice shooting Tex, but oh so cold water....
Gideon (6 months ago)
I hate seals. They’re like the rabid dogs of the sea.
كوكو شانيل (6 months ago)
كم اعشق هده القناة تحية لكل عربي مر من هنا
Foca cicciotta (6 months ago)
The t-rex of the seals
URUGWILD (6 months ago)
0:01 Those background noises belong to the recording of a Magellanic penguin colony, a species of penguin found in the coasts of Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands...the one on this video is a GENTOO penguin colony, an entirely different species with a completely different vocalization...that sound was added because they couldn't record the original sound or they couldnt obtain the recording of another Gentoo rookery.
Sushant Chaware (6 months ago)
Thanks for sharing this video. NatGeo rocks. Amazingly captured the hunt n daily life of leopard seal. Love to penguins too. Awesome.
محبي الطيور المغردة (6 months ago)
Thank you for the wonderful video !
Tech Guy (6 months ago)
wow only 775 views
Primal Rage (6 months ago)
Playful ferocious sea doggo
ilham jaya kusuma (6 months ago)
Snehal Nayan (6 months ago)
RIP Lil penguin
A .Z Officiel (6 months ago)
ممكن تدخل لقناتي وتسمع أية من كلام الله تشفي جرحك🌱
_Bob McCoy (6 months ago)
*Capture one & deliver him to me*
Anna-Maree Castillo (6 months ago)
I HATE the CRUEL BRUTALITY of Nature! 👎 🐧❤
Stan GreyJoy (6 months ago)
So stupid. Would you rather the majority of animals starve to death and only herbivores exist?
Rossam (6 months ago)
Everytime I see cute seals I remember that Canadians club seals annualy
Justin Mutia (6 months ago)
It's honestly amazing how the divers got really close to the hunting leopard seals. The grace and carefulness of the divers beside the power and ferociousness of the seals is such a wonderful picture. Great job, NatGeo! ❤
National Geographic (6 months ago)
We agree, Justin! It's so exciting that the crew was able to interact with the leopard seals the way that they did.
trevor bowen (6 months ago)
It’s so cool to see what it’s like for other species in a very far off part of the world.
Azliana Lyana (6 months ago)
Felt a bit sorry for the penguin. But yeah, all in a seals daily life and the food chain. Thanks for sharing National Geographic.
C J (6 months ago)
I felt a lot sorry for them. It’s the circle of life yes, but it’s hard to be someone’s dinner. We humans are pretty much spared from this - hence the _easy_ saying “circle of life”. We do _Everything_ to make everybody _Else_ dinner. But it could have been us - and still can. Who knows who might invade our earth someday?
C J (6 months ago)
亮点 HighLight // Yes. I do. I check where I step.
LagiNaLangAko23 (6 months ago)
The circle of life
Aljon (6 months ago)
Isnt that a lion?
Córdova ,S William. (6 months ago)
Always thanks Nat Geo amazing shots 👍 nice day to every body
Danielle 29 (6 months ago)
vipin negi (6 months ago)
My favourite channel Beautifully done
Justin Mutia (6 months ago)
-Leopard Seals- *Sea Dalmatians*
GerritBreeman (5 months ago)
In Dutch, a seal is called: een Zeehond, in english this would translate as: a Seadog. A Leopard seal is called: een Zeeluipaard, in english: a Sea leopard. But actually luipaard (leopard) means lazy horse. So it would be a Sealazyhorse.
Scorpion Seal (5 months ago)
Derek Derek (6 months ago)
Omg i thought this was part 5 of the *resurrection island* but i still love it
Aleksi Eilola (6 months ago)
Idk what to say
MohmaD Barazi (6 months ago)
ماشاء الله صبحان الله العظيم
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