a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The mammals of the seashores of Antarctica and the Subantarctic...
A scarred male (Antarctic) Fur Seal, surrounded by female and pups (South Georgia).
male 'New Zealand Sea Lion' or 'Hooker's Sea Lion' fighting (Auckland Islands).
Leptonychotes weddellii, 'Weddell Seal'.
Hydrurga leptonyx, 'Leopard Seal'. When hauled out, they have a distinctive 'lumpy' shape.
Leopard Seal on rocks, Auckland Islands, New Zealand.
The massive head of the Leopard Seal.
Lobodon carcinophaga, 'Crabeater Seal' (Paradise Harbour). Despite the name, they do not eat crabs, but specialize on krill, with 90% of their diet made up of these crustaceans.
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