Sleeping Like a Weddell greetings card: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 55
Send a hug in a card with this tender, black and white image by Ralf Schneider from the fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, announced in 2019. Here, the snoozing seal is shown in a portrait version of the competition entry.
Lying on fast ice (ice attached to land) off South Georgia, in the Southern Ocean, a Weddell seal closes its eyes and appears to fall into a deep sleep. Relatively safe from leopard seals and killer whales, it can relax and digest.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the Museum's annual competition and exhibition that highlights the world's best nature imagery, with the hope of inspiring observers to become advocates for the planet.
Printed in the UK, the card and envelope are made from materials certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council and come wrapped in a recycled paper band.