Last Seconds Of Penguin's Doomed Bid To Escape A Hungry Leopard Seal In Antarctica (Video)

Fatimah Mazhar

In this video, a series of photographs feature a leopard seal that can be seen lying in wait for a Gentoo penguin and chasing the unfortunate bird before seizing upon it. 

The clever seal pretends to be a rock by lying still in water and tricks the penguin before leaping above the surface in pursuit of its prey.

At the beginning, it may appear to be cute but close-up images of the leopard seal devouring the young penguin is proof of the fact that leopard seals are one of the most ferocious predators of the Antarctic Ocean.