Leopard seals are some of the most dangerous animals on the planet, but Nicklen got up close and personal with one while taking photos. As the seal approached Nicklen, he said his knees were shaking and he had dry mouth. Who could blame him?
The seal started to try to feed the penguins directly into Nicklen's lens, thinking it was Nicklen's mouth, which Nicklen described as "every photographer's dream." As much as she seemed like a terrifying predator at first, the seal couldn't help but care.
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