Paul Nicklen, scuba diver and photographer for National Geographic, encounters a massive leopard seal as well as his fears.
Leopard seals are one of Antarctica's most viscous predators.
We have to give Paul Credit for having the courage to overcome his fears in order to take advantage of this opportunity to photograph these predators. Especially after what happened to him. needless to say, most divers would not be willing to take the risk.
Paul's description of what the sea lion did to his head and camera would be enough for me as well as most scuba divers to abort the mission.
See Next page for video of what happened
Watch the following video narrated by Paul to see how his his experience turned out.