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Video – Leaping and Jumping Penguins

February 20th, 2010 at 5:51 pm (AST) by Jake Richter

With the plethora of Chinstrap penguins at Sandefjord Bay yesterday – both on land and in the water, we found a number of places where these penguins were exiting and entering the water.

Penguin water exits are rather dramatic, with penguins frequently leaping great heights onto land, and occasionally failing. They also have no idea what might be on land at the sites they are launching themselves onto, which produces some very entertaining results (at least for us humans – not sure about the penguins).

To help give you a sense of what penguins flying through the air look like in motion, I have assembled the video collage you can view below. Please note that the laugh track is based on what was recorded at the time of the various events you will be viewing, and not added later (only the music was added later). Enjoy!