December 27, 2018

Antarctica's Snow Cat

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December 27, 2018
Antarctica's Snow Cat

Species: Leptonychotes weddellii/Weddell seal | Location: Neko Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Weddell seals' smiling faces, along with their habit of lounging around on the Antarctic ice, has prompted some to liken them to cats. Often found within a few miles of their birthplace, Weddell seals are the southernmost species of seal. This particular seal wasn't particularly phased by a human visitor, nor by the hundreds of members of a gentoo penguin colony that surrounded us.

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Lisa is invariably captivated by all the details worthy of special attention within the big picture, and she likes to frame them in nature and wildlife portraits. She looks for unique combinations of colors, shapes, and textures, and is alert to the little things, or the little parts of big things; the things that we all miss until we take a closer look. From figurative to abstract, she’s most inspired by the endless innovations seen in nature’s creations. Fur, feathers, or fronds, she finds great purpose in bearing witness to the form and function of life’s little parts and pieces.

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