Lurking just below the surface of the ocean, a leopard seal watches its prey. The seal's dappled gray coat blends in with the waves, hiding it from the nearby penguins. When one of them jumps into the water, the seal lunges forward and grabs the penguin with its deadly teeth. Learn more about this top Antarctic predator.
About the Author
Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning science books for children, a nationally known science education consultant, and a former elementary school science teacher. Her titles include Penguins: Growing Up Wild - a National Science Teacher Association and Children's Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book; Creepy, Crawly Baby Bugs - a Nick Jr. Magazine Best Books of the Year 2003; and Outside and Inside Bats - an American Bookseller's Association Pick of the Lists. She authored the award-winning Animal Predator, Animal Scavenger, and Animal Prey series for Lerner Publishing Group, a well-received collection of books on the food chain. Markle has developed science specials for CNN and PBS and an award-winning Internet-based education program. She lives in New Zealand with her husband.