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Hydrurga leptonyx


Hydrurga leptonyx
Photo Information
Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Seals, Mammals of Antarctica [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-02 11:30
Viewed: 6624
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Leopard Seal is large and muscular, with a dark grey back and light grey on its stomach. Its throat is whitish with the black spots that give the seal its common name. Females are generally larger than the males. The bulls are generally 2.5 m (8.2 ft) to 3.2 m (10.5 ft) and weigh between 200 kg (441 lb) and 455 kg (1,003 lb), while cows are between 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) and 3.4 meters (11.2 feet) in length and weigh between 225 kg (496 lb) and 591 kg (1,303 lb).

Information source
IUCN
Other leopard seal
Personal Wew
This photo is taken in Pleneau Island, Located west of Booth Island at the
southern end of the Lemaire Channel., in Antarctica. Original format.


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Hi feran
it's a beautiful
Mike

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