Penguin Cheats Death

Slow news day…

Once again, ladies and gentleman, Nick Van Der Horst.


  1. #1 pough
    December 9, 2008

    As much as I love penguins, I think I’d get pretty nervous in that situation and feel… ambivalent about his presence.

  2. #2 ym
    December 9, 2008


  3. #3 Theodosia
    December 9, 2008

    It’s all fun and games until a frustrated orca takes a bite out of your boat….

    Still, glad that the penguin got away!

  4. #4 Zelly
    December 9, 2008

    I gotta agree with pough and Theodosia on this, heh. In an orca vs teeny boat battle, Mr. Penguin would get the boot. I like how the penguin is absolutely fine with the humans being so close though…”Hey guys, sup? You hiding up here too?”

  5. #5 Pat
    December 10, 2008

    This makes me happy! The penguin is safe and the people didn’t get et either. Cute music, which really makes the video perfect. Once again, thanks for sharing!

  6. #6 Myles
    December 10, 2008

    I guessed the ending (there are only so many places a penguin can escape from an orca), but it was still nice to see after those terrifying clips of a great white shark eating seals in BB Planet Earth.

  7. #7 BlindRobin
    December 12, 2008

    The gentoo was just a play thing, not a meal. Orcas sometimes eat their toys and some times don’t bother.

  8. #8 The Science Pundit
    December 15, 2008

    Here‘s the original 5 minute video.

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