You’ll never see a penguin soaring in the sky since they’re one of many groups of flightless birds (can you think of others?). With their dense torpedo-shaped bodies, penguins are adapted for speedy swimming, and do all of their flying underwater. But did you know they can also run? Enjoy this video of a penguin chase taken while MLML alum Cassandra Brooks was down in Antarctica. Two Gentoo penguin chicks are running after their mom – and they’re about as (un)coordinated as some human kids I know! Why do you think they’re in such a hurry?
Filmed at the Copacabana field camp on King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Video by Lara Asato, 2006.