Penguin evolution

Tonight we watchedthe movie March of the Penguins and also the documentary about its making. The director of photography for the movie, Laurent Chalet, and his assistant, Jerome Maison, spent one year in Antarctica shooting the film. At one point they were lost in a blizzard and had to be rescued by the French Antarctic research camp.

The Antarctic is beautiful, the penguins elegant, smooth, funny, and enduring.

The penguins are monogamous for their breeding, brooding, and chick-rearing period of about nine months. One educational site that I read stated that the penguins try to find their mate of the former year and only choose another if that mate does not show up.

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