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Flying Penguins Discovered and Captured on Film

BBC camera crews discovered something absolutely incredible… They were filming a colony of Adélie penguins on King Geoerge Island, around 750 miles south of the Falkland Islands, when the weather took a turn for the worse. Instead of the pen

posted on 04/01/2008
Chris
Scribol Staff

BBC camera crews discovered something absolutely incredible…

Penguins in mid flight

They were filming a colony of Adélie penguins on King Geoerge Island, around 750 miles south of the Falkland Islands, when the weather took a turn for the worse.

Penguins flying to the tropics

Instead of the penguins huddling together, as you’d normally expect, they did something absolutely fascinating. They took off and flew thousands of miles to the South American tropical rainforests to bask in the winter sun.

Adelie penguins

The program, part of the new BBC natural history series, Miracles of Evolution is being presented by ex-Monty Python star Terry Jones, who said:

The film reveals nature’s stunning glory in exciting and unexpected ways, so much so that it defies belief…Not only does it create a vivid and emotional experience for the viewer, it also illustrates just how bold and simple Darwin’s idea of natural selection was.

You can watch some amazing clips of this in action here:

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Chris
Scribol Staff