The year's best wildlife photos show nature at its cruelest — and most tender

The good news about the photo above, if anything good can be said about it, is that the Gentoo penguin is already dead. The leopard seal, which had drowned it earlier, had been playing with the corpse in celebration of its victory — catching and releasing the penguin again and again before finally chomping down on… » 11/09/12 8:00am 11/09/12 8:00am