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#1 Steve Williams

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:06 AM

Check this out;


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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:31 AM

Too cool.

I think I will stay a spectator, though. I consider it a hardship when the water temperature is lower than 77 F.
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:40 AM

Amazing story and images. Paul Nicklen is at the top of the pyramid.

A dozen or so years ago, it was thought that being in the water with a tiger shark was an immediate death sentence. A dozen years from now, will we have the same flashbacks on leopard seals? Great whites?
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:11 AM

Stunning images and a very endearing story ... :)

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:18 PM

Very Cool! Perhaps a future Wetpixel trip?!
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:07 PM

This is my favorite photographer site http://www.paulnicklen.com/

Amazing shots..I thougth he used the penguins for bait, to have the leopards seals closer but know I know better.

This is very hard to beat!

Thanks steve for the link.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 03:12 PM

those photographs, are way ahead of anyone else out there today. The subjects and quality im sure are the result of years of dedication. amazing to say the least

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:49 PM

Truly great images and a really compelling subject!

To me this video does a fantastic job of multimedia storytelling.

I really like how the stills were animated to vary the framing as the story is being told.

Very cool!

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 01:48 AM

loved it! Your spot on Mary with your comment.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:22 AM

simply amazing, can't believe how friendly they are!

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:55 AM

An amazing story. Loved the photos of him in the water, head above the surface, only a few feet away from the seal on the ice. Too cool.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 10:05 PM

Havn't seen this here yet so...

I let the video speak for itself.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 12:13 AM

Amazing! Nature just keeps suprising :)
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:26 AM

If you are lucky enough to live in a city were the National Geographic Live speaker series visits, you should look it to it. Paul Nicklen is one of the scheduled speakers this year and will be doing a live presentation of this adventure. These lectures are always amazing and facinating. Highly Recommened, and I'm really looking forward to this one!

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