Gentoo Penguin and Elephant Seal face-off

ANZANG 2010 – Overall winner

Elephant Seals are not a direct threat to Gentoo Penguins – unlike Sea Lions or Leopard Seals, they don’t prey on them. Nonetheless, penguins can get understandably surly when a seal weighing several hundred kilograms decides to move through a crèche with vulnerable chicks around.

Macquarie Island, Australia

Canon 7D, EF 400mm f4 DO at 400mm, 1/500, f7.1, ISO 800

by Glenn Ehmke, Victoria