Photo of the Day 8 April 2008

Leopard Seal With a Penguin, Antarctic Peninsula, 2006
Photograph by Paul Nicklen
Photographer Paul Nicklen watched as this 12-foot-long (3.7-meter-long) female leopard seal toyed with her catch, a live penguin chick. "She dropped it on my camera," he said. "Then she opened her mouth and engulfed the camera—and most of my head. After 45 minutes of more threats, she finally relaxed and ate."