Mama Penguins Launch Like Rockets- Video

Female Emperor Penguins ‘Fly’ Ashore

The best thing I’ve seen on Frozen Planet so far (and that’s really saying something) is the triumphant return of the female Emporer Penguins after three months at sea. Carrying food for their soon-to-be hatched chicks, the mama penguins have to transition from sea to frozen land.

One of the penguins does a massive face-plant, but that’s okay.

The best way to do this: build up enough momentum to shoot out of the water like a rocket. The slo-mo video below makes the mama penguins’ return to Antarctica even more dramatic.

The only to make this video more awesome would be if they were waddling away from an explosion without looking back at it.


When filming a sequence like this, you have to be comfortable with sea birds jumping into your lap.

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About Jordan

Jordan Matthew Yerman started writing during his third year of high school, where his teacher discouraged his use of the eff-word as "crude, unnecessary and uncouth". While attending UC San Diego for his degree in Political Science, Jordan picked up acting; he would later attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, living in the UK for four years before relocating to New York City. To get by, he has worked as a proofreader, model, technical consultant, HR trainer, sign-placer, sales director, crate stacker, bartender, photographer, real estate broker, and as an exhibit at the Bronx Museum. As an actor, Jordan has performed in the USA, England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands, from stage to indie screen to voiceover, including London's West End. Jordan has been around the world 2 3/4 times. He currently lives in Vancouver and works in New Media; capital N, capital M. You can reach him via jordan at international jet trash dot com.

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