What’s it really like to be a penguin?

After watching just 30 seconds of this bloopers footage from a new nature documentary series called Penguins – Spy in the Huddle, you’ll understand life for a flightless bird can be bloody slippery!


Shot with advanced animatronic cameras (cameras disguised as life-sized penguins able to enter and mingle with bird colonies and capture incredibly rare footage), the series uncovers the everyday challenges faced by emperor penguins in Antarctica, rockhopper penguins on the Falkland Islands and Humboldt penguins in the Atacama Desert of Peru.

But we couldn’t resist the bloopers – the slips and slides and stacks you’ll watch below had us in stitches.

P.S. Who knew that penguins chased after bugs?!

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  • Reply March 26, 2013


    Gorgeous bloopers girls. Thanks.
    Perhaps some messages there for a few members of the human species…?

  • Reply March 26, 2013


    Penguins~ a new power animal?!!

  • Reply March 26, 2013


    Thanks for that! I defy anyone to watch it and not smile.

    I watched the series when it aired in the UK recently, and I highly recommend it – best nature documentary I’ve seen in ages.

  • Reply March 27, 2013

    helen b

    Lovely! 🙂 When on slippery ground…learn to land as softly as possible. Ouch! some of those falls looked painful. But…no! ‘Just pick yourself dust yourself off and start all over again’!

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