With wings, yet flightless;
diving dauntlessly into the raging and rambling sea,
this creature is a sleek black-and-white fish killer.
This is a King Penguin, living with its family and fellow penguins in the ˇ§Penguin Cityˇ¨, a vast colony of hundreds of thousands of penguins, together with hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and elephant seals on the island of South Georgia near Antarctica. This is a place surrounded by steep mountain ranges and windblown icy plains.
A new Omnimax film ˇ§Penguinsˇ¨, launching in March 2014, follows a young male King Penguin for more than a year of its perilous journey - how it forages along the coast despite predatorsˇ¦ stalking, finds an adoring mate and raises its chick. Throughout the time, audience will witness how this pair of penguins hatch their egg and for that chick to grow up. In this 38-minute film, the penguin made its best endeavour to nurture and protect its offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. Perhaps you will be impressed by the penguin coupleˇ¦s remarkable teamwork: as one adult guards the chick, the other goes on fishing trips spanning hundreds of kilometres.