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    National Geograhic Photographer & a Sea Lion

    A friend shared this video with me, and I think it is pretty special so sharing here.

    National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen was in Antarctica to capture shots of leopard seals. One approached him, jaws wide and ready for biting...and if you haven't heard the rest of the story yet, you need to watch this brief clip.

    http://gizmodo.com/5405892/national-...y-leopard-seal

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    Re: National Geograhic Photographer & a Sea Lion

    Christina, that clip is just amazing.


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    Re: National Geograhic Photographer & a Sea Lion

    Bruce, that is great to hear... Obviously, I thought so too...

    PS The video is very short...


    Quote Originally Posted by Digital View Post
    Christina, that clip is just amazing.


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    Re: National Geograhic Photographer & a Sea Lion

    Thanks for sharing that Christina. You are left in awe of people that do these things.

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    Re: National Geograhic Photographer & a Sea Lion

    His book, Polar Obsession, is truly wonderful. I didn't watch the video because he told that story at the National Geographic Society headquarters as part of his presentation when he released the book. I attend two or three presentations a year there and his presentation four years ago still stands out as one of the very best.

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    Re: National Geograhic Photographer & a Sea Lion

    Very nice. In another National Geographic documentary, one photographer said that being willing to put yourself in danger is the difference between a pro and an amateur. At the end of the documentary they mentioned that one of the featured photographers died during one of their excursions.

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    Re: National Geograhic Photographer & a Sea Lion

    I cannot conceive of a picture that is worth risking one's life to capture.

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    Re: National Geograhic Photographer & a Sea Lion

    Thanks for sharing! That was wonderful to watch!

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    Re: National Geograhic Photographer & a Sea Lion

    Yes, I think it is very special.

    It's very sad to hear that a photographer lost his life but I think everything we do in life has inherent risks and that life is far more rewarding if one does what they love... of course with a mind to minimize every possible danger.

    PS My apologies for the typo in the subject, ie; National Geographic
    Last edited by Brownbear; 2nd September 2013 at 06:33 PM. Reason: typo

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    Re: National Geograhic Photographer & a Sea Lion

    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Yes, I think it is very special.

    It's very sad to hear that some photographer lost his life but I think everything we do in life has inherent risks and that life is far more rewarding if one does what they love... of course with a mind to minimizing every possible danger.
    Most of the photographers in the documentary were thrill seekers (photographing while free jumping), wildlife, or photojournalists. War photographers, somebody has to do it, but as you said, so many inherent risks involved.

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