tags: gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua, Orca, killer whales, Orcinus orca, streaming video
This gripping video details the real-life story of a gentoo penguin, Pygoscelis papua, being chased by a pod of hungry orcas, Orcinus orca, in Antarctica [5:01].
The submitter, Antarctica. SRSLY. writes: This has got to be one very, very relieved penguin! Probably thinking something along the lines of “I don’t know if these strange creatures in the black rubber iceberg will eat me, but I KNOW the things in the water will eat me!”
This video was given to me by the chef at Vernadsky, the Ukrainian research station about 90 miles south of where I’m currently living (Palmer Station, Antarctica).