TL;DR : Watch this incredible story in video
so basically leopard seals ARE cats??
ok i am just reblogging this in case rainbowbarnacle hasn’t seen it before
i guess the rest of you can look at it too
ETA: Also, check out the photographer’s website: http://www.paulnicklen.com/
Probably the best penguin pictures I have ever seen.
So, leopard seals are leopard mermaids, like in old bestiaries.