Penguins of the Antarctic – Nature Documentary

Penguins of the Antarctic – Nature Documentary

NATURE braves the extreme conditions of Earth’s southernmost continent for a close-up look at the varied Penguins of the Antarctic.

As night falls in Antarctica, biting winds cast horizontal snow across the dark backs of a mass of huddled emperor penguins. The temperature is 50 below zero, the gales are 90 miles per hour, and the sun won’t rise again for more than two months. NATURE captures these amazing — and well-dressed — flightless birds shivering on the ice as well as gliding through their most comfortable element, the water — a balmy bath compared to the air temperature above — where the emperors can hold their breath up to 20 minutes and dive a mile deep. Meanwhile, on the shores of Zavodovski Island, an active volcano, two million chinstrap penguins breed and travel on their own “superhighway” between the sea and their colonies on higher ground — taking care to evade the occasional 12-foot long leopard seal, which can consume six penguins in an hour.

Emperors and kings, chinstraps and Adélies — NATURE follows the penguins’ difficult journey through the cycle of seasons and explores how a changing climate is affecting their habitat and survival.

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  1. penguins are my first favorite animal because there so so so so so cute i wish im a penguin and i have a lot of penguins stuff animals there the best

  2. Just replaced this movie today. What a beautiful experience and Morgan Freemans narriation so well done! Thank you.

  3. There are many bits of wisdom and knowledge one can extract from this precious documentary, not the least of which is the bit on the critical and self-sacrificing role fathers play even when no birthing relationship exists. Of course, it's biology at work, but it's still a brilliant example.

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  6. Such incredible birds. It seems like they are always in some kind of danger yet they persevere. Fascinating. And adorable!

  7. Amazing documentary. These animals are tough as nails but are kind to each other and protect one another.

  8. I love the music that starts at 19:46 I love that, " sometimes it's easy to forget that penguins are birds but they are and they're flying birds too,it's just that they live on top of their sky"

  9. God!!! I love nature wether is in the Antarctic or the jungle, away from civilization, which is awsome and way better than civilized life

  10. God: my plague to these people is darkness for 10 days straight.

    Penguins: AYY YO GOD, PLZ HELP US WE GOT THIS STUFF FOR TWO MONTHS STRAIGHT!

  11. I hate penguins lots I'm going to kill myself right now today i did right now it's true good bye i want mexican girlfriend i love you lots i said yes to you im not going my YouTube anymore good bye it's true good bye

  12. I love penguins. They're one of the few species that do not have to experience the cruelty of humans regularly.

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