Concerned Leopard Seal Tries to Feed Photographer Live Penguins in Unbelievable Photos

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Instead of collecting data points and compiling research reports—activities that are certainly important—Nicklen captures images that tell a story.

"After [this] big female seal realized that I was unable to catch a swimming penguin," he explains, "she tried different ways of presenting her offerings, elegantly moving toward me in different postures."

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Photo credit: Paul Nicklen

All images are part of the Extreme Exposure exhibit, October 23, 2010 — April 17, 2011, at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles