This is Paul Nicklen, and he’s a photographer for National Geographic.

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He has a pretty incredible repertoire of photos, like this one.

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And this…

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And this…

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What a job, right?

Paul was assigned to photograph wildlife in Antartica

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He wanted to photograph seals, so he dove into the water and a leopard seal swam up to him.

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At first Paul feared for his life, but he stayed calm and waited to see what would happen.

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When Paul showed no threat to her, the seal began to take pity on him.

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Going as far as trying to feed him penguins.

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The seal seemed to worry because she didn’t want Paul to starve, so she brought him food for four days!

These two don’t even know how to walk in each other but they somehow managed to build this caring relationship.

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Hear Paul’s story first-hand

H/T: Upworthy

 

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