National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen came face-to-face with one of Antarctica's most vicious predators. He couldn't believe what happened next.

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National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen came face-to-face with one of Antarctica's most vicious predators. He couldn't believe what happened next.