Watch Leopard Seals Play and Hunt in Antarctica

These half-tonne predators sometimes toy with penguins, slapping them against the sea surface. Typically leopard seals hunt alone from offshore ice floes. But with sea ice appearing later and disappearing sooner, they now often congregate close to shore, where the penguin colonies are. Watch National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen dive with these dangerous, and often misunderstood, creatures.

Go Inside an Antarctic 'City' of 400,000 King Penguins

South Georgia’s St. Andrews Bay is home to the busiest beach on the planet, where 400,000 king penguins have converged to raise the next generation. The peaceful snow-capped mountain backdrop is misleading — life in this city is far from simple. British wildlife wildlife filmmaker, Bertie Gregory, learns that chicks going crazy and dodging a 3,600-kilogram predator is all part of the carnage.
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Photos Show Thriving Wildlife on an Eerie Polar Volcano

See the thriving wildlife on a strange polar volcanic island that once hosted British expeditions and scientific research.