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penguins

29/08/2013

Through the eyes of a penguin egg, how magnets helped documentary producers get closer to a colony of emperor penguins than ever before

It’s the middle of the Antarctic winter and a colony of emperor penguins are making their 60+mile trek across the frozen landscape in -60oC conditions to their rookery. Amongst the 1,000 strong horde there are a few extraordinary newcomers unlike the other penguins. These penguins look just like the others but aren’t emperor penguins at all, they are animatronic robot penguins with on-board state of the art HD cameras, deployed by a skilful production team on a project to silently infiltrate the colony and capture up-close and personal, never before... Read More