Leopard seal

Leopard seal

Tom Gordon , February 2012

This photo captures what Antarctica's beauty is and can be. The seemingly endless background cliffs, glaciers and clouds. The scarce but beautiful life floating on an iceberg. The glass-like reflection of the iceberg and seal in the water. All of the different shades of blue and white and the tiny hint of red around the seal's mouth from her last meal. We stayed with the seal for about 30 minutes, watching, or perhaps she stayed with us.