Not a regular topic on the blog, but I really do love wildlife — and being out in “it”.
Although 600,000 others have seen this spell-binding video of National Geographic Paul Nicklen’s encounter with a leopard seal, I had not seen it. I have watched it a half dozen times now.
The seal reminds me of a time when Oakley the Amazing Weimaraner (TWN regulars know him) used to catch birds and bring them to me — once a duck, once a couple of pigeons, and once a dove. All survived, at least the first few flaps away from the dog.
So to lighten things up a bit as I get some other work done in Rome this evening, enjoy this clip.
— Steve Clemons