Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cape Royds penguin video

Here is some footage taken from when we carried away some of the scientists gear and afterward when we were permitted to roam around. The water footage is from just north of the colony and is my favorite. The snow/ice footage is from just south of the colony. If you think you see a fishing net in the scientist's hand in the first minute, you do. They use it to safely catch the chicks so they can band them for tracking purposes.

The true brilliance of the Adelie penguins shines when you actually see them moving. Everyone says they move like they are "late, late, late for a very important date," but until you seem them moving, I'm not sure you'll understand. There is one, in the final minute, that epitomizes this.

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