Imagine you’re touring the coast of Antarctica in a small boat full of other tourists. You’re there to cruise around stunning icebergs in the Gerlache Strait. You have your video camera at the ready, because hello, you’re in Antarctica. And then in addition to capturing the chilly, glistening blue of the icebergs, you record a scene straight out of a nature documentary. That’s what happened when Matthew and Anna Karsten of Expert Vagabond filmed a pod of killer whales chasing a penguin through the water.
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Everyone seemed remarkably chill considering a pod of orcas had begun following the boat harboring the penguin. I would be considerably more worried that one of the whales would also try to jump aboard to get to its meal. But not these stalwart adventurers!
I know killer whales consuming penguins is part of the circle of life and all, but I could only watch this video knowing that the penguin made it out alive. The penguin was probably confused as heck, but he looked calm hanging out in the boat. After the boats cruised away from the orcas for a short time, the stowaway hopped back out into the water. Hopefully the penguin had a killer whale-free rest of the day.