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ANTARCTICA—Although we, too, have been mistaken for helpless and hungry, penguin sashimi has yet to enter the equation. Paul Nicklen documents his recent encounter with a highly intuitive leopard seal in this series of photographs.

According to Treehugger.com, “After [this] big female seal realized that I was unable to catch a swimming penguin,” he explains, “she tried different ways of presenting her offerings, elegantly moving toward me in different postures.”

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Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.

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