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Leaping for land

Duration: 02:38

Emperor penguins feeding out at sea must return to land to feed their chicks. But they are nervous about returning to shore because the ice edge is often patrolled by waiting leopard seals. These predators will easily take a penguin that strays too close. When the penguins are happy that the coast is clear they all make a quick dash for the land.

Available since: Thu 27 Jan 2011


David Attenborough

This clip is from

The Blue Planet Frozen Seas

4/8 A look at the survival techniques of creatures in the Arctic and Antarctic.

First broadcast: 03 Oct 2001

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