Fine art illustration of a Leopard Seal (Hydrurga leptonyx.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Leopard Seal was completed on 3.5.2011. As I learn more about pinnipeds (and occasionally encounter them underwater when SCUBA diving) the more fascinating they become. When drawing the Leopard Seal, I knew that generally they’re encountered on ice floes, looking rather placid and harmless. But being one of the top predators of their environment I thought a more fearsome pose showing off their formidable teeth would be more interesting and compelling.