Crabeater seals on an ice floe.
Crabeaters are the most timid of the commonly encountered Antarctic
seals, whereas most types of Antarctic seal will lay there pretty much
oblivious to what's going on around them, crabeaters tend to be more
alert and are less easy to approach even if on an ice floe, they will
quickly display signs of nervousness and are inclined to slip into the
water and swim away.
Crabeaters often have scars on their
bodies from close encounters with either leopard seals or killer whales.
Photo; © Paul Ward - Pentax equipment,
100mm lens, 35mm film, K64.
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