Leopard seals are well known in Antarctic waters for their impressive hunting skills. They have been documented taking a wide range of prey. This includes most species of penguins as well as other seal species and krill.
Leopard seals will often patrol penguin colonies in anticipation of penguins approaching or leaving the zone. Once captured the penguins are often thrashed about at the surface to ‘deglove’ (remove the skin) the carcass.