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Penguin huddle

Duration: 01:25

Braving the planet's most severe winter weather, the crew spent six months living alongside male emperor penguins. To film a top shot of the group dynamic changing over time, they set up a fixed post on top of a huge glacier overlooking the huddle to shoot timelapse. Their efforts were rewarded when the previously uncatalogued exhalation of heat, as occasional squabbles broke out, became clearly visible.

Available since: Fri 29 May 2009

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Planet Earth Ice Worlds

6/11 David Attenborough examines the frozen worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic.

First broadcast: 05 Nov 2006

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