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Emperor penguins

Duration: 02:10

When winter arrives in Antarctica most life departs, but not the male emperor penguin or the film crew. Filming this created intense personal and technical challenges. The camera team spent a whole year on location, enduring some of the most extreme conditions on the planet. A 35mm film camera was specially winterised to combat the cold, whiteouts and blizzards.

Available since: Tue 26 May 2009

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Planet Earth From Pole to Pole

1/11 Following the sun's seasonal journey and how it affects the lives of all creatures.

First broadcast: 02 May 2006

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