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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 (1 month ago)
Leopard seals are fascinating subjects for National Geographic photographer, Paul Nicklen. What intrigues you the most about these amazing creatures?
Isaíah Wilmore (1 month ago)
Nice i love leopard seals
Isaíah Wilmore (1 month ago)
The seal is me when I don’t eat
Craig A. McLeod (1 month ago)
I like Tuxedo Birb, I like Sea Doggo, I respect the RULES OF NATURE.
Hashtag Lan Fbx (1 month ago)
You should feed them fish instead of penguins :(
Ryan Tanaka (1 month ago)
wow i never knew it was a thing
Summer Time (1 month ago)
mdrchd, bstrds, bcs, m.f. leave me alone leave me alone
Ellis & King (1 month ago)
Beautiful Footage as usual...
tsk tsk tsk. (1 month 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.
ArmanDro Garza (1 month ago)
Save the whales aah yeah save those whales but shoot the seals yeah shoot them seals the seals eat all the fish
Noukz37 (1 month ago)
Well that was graphic!! JEEZ
CantCifUdontopenuri's (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Nice video Thursday 1st November 2018
MC.E JR (1 month ago)
1:43 Poor penguin.😢
Throwback x (1 month ago)
no penguin harmed this vid..theyre all paid actors
Gabrielle Ross (1 month ago)
Fierce and one of the top predators in it's environment. .
Greg Higgins (1 month ago)
That was WAY COOL !! Thanks for sharing
Bedava Hediye (1 month ago)
Antartica & TURKEY
Bedava Hediye (1 month ago)
+Alex S thank you I from Turkey
Alex S (1 month ago)
Abdullah Murtaza (1 month ago)
Optical illusion Appearances are deceptive
Skreamies (1 month ago)
It's just how graceful they're even when going to kill, amazing animals for sure.
LagiNaLangAko23 (1 month ago)
Suggested video: Leopard Seal Kills Emperor Penguin
اي ون (1 month ago)
بصراحه احلى قناه تعجبني جدا .
Damn Man (1 month ago)
Penguins more like all you can eat buffet!!
Ngọc Bích (1 month ago)
Healing Nature & Meditation (1 month ago)
LavenderLushLuxury (1 month ago)
Beautiful Animal Beautiful Creature.
JDB (1 month ago)
There's like..barely any snow left??
Travis Adams (1 month ago)
Save the Krill
L Gaines (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Leopard seals truly are amazing, and we love the way you connect them to leopards!
Navy SEALs (1 month ago)
Rip pingu
TheGreen Jarret (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Why do we need seals?
Jouse Martinez (1 month ago)
+Jake Shattuck we do need bees
Jake Shattuck (1 month ago)
There's big debate that we need bees. That much I know.
Jouse Martinez (1 month ago)
+Night Sight i cant lol, why do we need seals, do we need them?
Night Sight (1 month ago)
+Jouse Martinez so I gues you can answer your question yourself?
Jouse Martinez (1 month ago)
+Night Sight they dont lol
hobi mobil (1 month ago)
Beautiful life.. poor the penguin
Hassan Sedaghat (1 month ago)
Great photography! These creatures are very different from Harp seals and look more like mild descendants of dinosaurs.
H kata (1 month ago)
0:18 so scared. Apathetic, shark-like eyes frighten me...
OneHumanity OnePlanet (1 month ago)
I Love your positive videos, they are needed to recharge from all the negativity on the Internet
C.A. Thomas (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
+L Gaines I agree you are right, I meant to quote @Hari Vishwanath
L Gaines (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Hari Vishwanath ahh okay.
Hari Vishwanath (1 month ago)
+L Gaines I just pointed out that it's not an animal but it's a bird . Didn't mean to offend anyone.
KenRay 2.0 (1 month ago)
Poor Penguin! 🐧🐧🐧
Gomer Pyle (1 month ago)
Nice shooting Tex, but oh so cold water....
Gideon (1 month ago)
I hate seals. They’re like the rabid dogs of the sea.
زهرة القرنفل (1 month ago)
كم اعشق هده القناة تحية لكل عربي مر من هنا
Foca cicciotta (1 month ago)
The t-rex of the seals
URUGWILD (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Thank you for the wonderful video !
Ismail Bajwa (1 month ago)
wow only 775 views
Primal Rage (1 month ago)
Playful ferocious sea doggo
jaya motor belajar ngulik (1 month ago)
Snehal Nayan (1 month ago)
RIP Lil penguin
Ahmed zainoun (1 month ago)
ممكن تدخل لقناتي وتسمع أية من كلام الله تشفي جرحك🌱
_Bob McCoy (1 month ago)
*Capture one & deliver him to me*
Anna-Maree Castillo (1 month ago)
I HATE the CRUEL BRUTALITY of Nature! 👎 🐧❤
Stan GreyJoy (1 month ago)
So stupid. Would you rather the majority of animals starve to death and only herbivores exist?
RivalW (1 month ago)
Everytime I see cute seals I remember that Canadians club seals annualy
Justin Mutia (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
亮点 HighLight // Yes. I do. I check where I step.
LagiNaLangAko23 (1 month ago)
The circle of life
Aljon (1 month ago)
Isnt that a lion?
Córdova ,S William. (1 month ago)
Always thanks Nat Geo amazing shots 👍 nice day to every body
Danielle 29 (1 month ago)
vipin negi (1 month ago)
My favourite channel Beautifully done
Justin Mutia (1 month ago)
-Leopard Seals- *Sea Dalmatians*
scorpion seal (7 days ago)
Derek Derek (1 month ago)
Omg i thought this was part 5 of the *resurrection island* but i still love it
potato mies (1 month ago)
Idk what to say
MohmaD Barazi (1 month ago)
ماشاء الله صبحان الله العظيم
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