Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Unbelievable!

Can you believe this??

38 comments:

Natalie said...

That is unbelievable and beautiful.
Also, it is a synchronicity....go to my blog, my son's name is Nicholas Paul.
We call him Nickle Paul. The photogapher's name is Paul Nicklen.Hmmm....

Ruth said...

Nancy, when I heard this guy on NPR the other day, I was mesmerized and looked up his photos at their site. In the piece there he also talked about his experience with bowhead whales - incredible!

Deboshree said...

Amazing!
Absolutely unbelievable!

Thanks fo sharing Nancy.

Love
Deboshree

John Atkinson said...

It's good to know we can live with leopard seals in a pinch. This warms my heart.

The Good Cook said...

This video should serve notice to everyone that our sea and sea creatures deserve our respect and protection. TBHITW and I are both scuba divers and have personally witnessed the curious nature, intelligence and beauty of life under the sea.

Great post!! And what a great Mama leopard seal.

Sylvia said...

That is amazing. What an experience! Thank you for sharing.

Tom Bailey said...

WOW - this reminds me of reading the story of Shakelton about that area. The story was amazing! Thank you very much for sharing. I like your blog - I connected through another blog.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

That is so beautiful...both on the part of the photographer as well as the mothering seal. We take so much fro granted and assume the worst when in fast, given as second chance, this seal was there to help. Yes, amazing!

Leah J. Utas said...

That was so cool.

Brian Miller said...

wow. warms my heart on a cool fall day.

ellen abbott said...

Wow. It's amazing the nuturing that goes on cross-species.

crazycris said...

Great minds do think alike indeed! ;o)

I've had a chat with a Weddell seal (one of this seal's prey items) while in the ice-cuby water... but I think I'd be terrified to come face to face with one of these big fellas!

scarlethue said...

That actually brought tears to my eyes! Animals are so much more intelligent than we give them credit for. Wow!

harmony said...

That was beautiful! Thank you for posting it.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

an incredible glimpse into the spirit of our cousins...loved it!!! great post, nancy!! just great!

~JarieLyn~ said...

This is amazing and it warmed my heart so much. I agree with scarlethue that animals are so much more intelligent than we give them credit for. The other day, I heard that cowfish are as smart as dogs and can be trained.

Saranne said...

This was just beautiful - and underscores the fact that all living things are connected. Thanks so much for sharing!

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

I was not expecting this. Mothering creatures are all around us and we just don't see. She's a beautiful seal and I hope to God that she survives this heat wave coming.

Deborah said...

My 21 yr old son was watching this with me and his reaction sums it up. 'Man, that's SICK!!!'

Josephine said...

One word comes to mind: amazing. And I see it came to the minds of more readers. But wow. Beautiful. Nature has its ways :)

DJan said...

What really got me is the egocentricity of us humans to think that we are the only ones who understand how to care for other foreign, amazing creatures. Thank you so much, Nancy, for sharing this, which I would of course have missed otherwise. What a great story...

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful...too bad all mothers aren't so caring!

robert said...

important. thank you for allowing us and the world to see.
a wonderful wednesday for you.

Nancy said...

thats adorable!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

A lesson to be learned here.

Marlene said...

Empathy and Kindness is not strictly found in humans only..This seal wanted to feed and nuture this strange species it found...out of some emotion it felt towards him...

Hilary said...

Wow.. animals of all kinds never cease to amaze. That's just incredibly beautiful and tender.

Seraphine said...

i can honestly say nobody has ever brought me a penguin to eat, or pieces of a penguin, or even a dead penguin.
and kudos to the cameraman for being vegetarian!

Lori ann said...

He is a brilliant photographer, what an experiance, Leopard seals can be so agressive. Amazing.

gaelikaa said...

I'm speechless I am! Congrats on POTW mention.

Sandi McBride said...

Unbelievable, thanks for sharing...and POTW at Hilary's...
Sandi

smiles4u said...

I too think it's unbelievable. Congrats on POTW!

Jeninacide said...

That is so awesome! I love her!

Moannie said...

Amazing pictures, and the narration gave me goosebumps.

POTW mention, of course, most deserved.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Another example of how little we truly know about animals and their motivation and behavior. Such a beautiful story and with world class video to back it up. Thanks, you deserve the POTW from Hilary for this post. Congrats.

Jill said...

Absolutely AMAZING!!

Rain said...

Hi Nancy! Thanks for posting this, it's so wonderful to see the true nature of the beast. It's very inspiring!!!
:)

Pat said...

The photos are amazing as is the story. The gentle giant. Thanks for sharing this.