Emperor Penguins: The Lifecycle Of The Emperor Penguins

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This piece of of marvelous reality nature documentary is my favorite among the three. From the astounding visual to the message conveyed, ‘March of the Penguins’ worths chewing the cud. The story plot begins with two adventurous men, Laurent Chalet and Jerome Maison. Spending a whole year in Antarctica, they depict the lifecycle of the Emperor Penguins. Being the largest in size of any other species of penguin, Emperor Penguins are able to stand almost fifty inches tall. However, they encounter the harsh realities of lives similar to other penguins. Every life cycles begin with abandoning fun in Emperor Penguins’ ocean home. Their journey of life brings them onto the coldest, windiest and darkest continent on the planet. Starvation …show more content…
Each year, a male and female Emperor Penguins mate for giving a birth. Few scenes in this documentary shows that the couple penguins take care of each other. Since the Emperor Penguins practice serial monogamy during the breeding season, mother penguins bear the responsibility in nurturing a chick egg while father penguins stay right over to protect the egg. After the female penguins lay the egg, she travels across the ice-field to the fish-filled seas in order to find food. Meanwhile, the male penguins have to make sure the egg will not expose to the nippy 80 degrees below zero temperatures. Cradling the egg on their feet, father penguins look forward to meeting their partner after few months. Simultaneously, the period when mother penguins leave the hatching area is hard. They cannot eat in two months but must return on time. …show more content…
On one hand, a fierce storm arrives and becomes one of the ‘natural enemies’ to Emperor Penguins. The best antidote is huddle together of a considerable group size. Withstanding the 100 mile per hour winter winds, they eager to warm themselves and each nurturing brothers nearby. On the other hand, sea lions and skuas are skilled hunters who menace Emperor Penguins’ lives. It expounds clearly on why Emperor Penguins are used to working in pairs. Some remarkable footages captured they make concerted efforts to expel the predators. What a admirable team spirit owned by Emperor Penguins! Another extraordinary sight is watching they waddle along en masse and in a single file. When they got tired, they alter for a cuter way which is slide along on their stomachs in a toboggan style. I am impressed by penguins’ determination to complete their life journey resolutely. Meanwhile, some scenes in the documentary evoke a heartbroken feeling. Some Emperor Penguins choose leaving the ‘team’ and perish alone. I commiserate with those cannot endure harsh life on the freezing ground. Yet, a ‘march’ usually needs someone to

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