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VIDEO: Penguin Chicks Dive 50 Feet Off Cliff

National Geographic cinematographer Bertie Gregorie captured the amazing moment when a group of emperor penguin chicks traveled to an Antarctic cliff and took a 15-meter (50-foot) leap.

According to Gregorie, he’d seen chicks take their first swim by jumping a couple feet from the ice into the water, but he’d never seen a jump this high before.

This footage, which was captured by drone, is part of the documentary series, Secrets of the Penguins, which will premiere on National Geographic and Disney+ on April 22.

To learn more about emperor penguins, see our article, Emperor Penguin.


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