Inept Southern Sealion
The other end of our planet, the Antarctic is starkly different. The frozen continent completely surrounded by ocean. Icebergs here are so large that they are measured in miles not metres. They are the only obstacles in the path of giant waves that circle around the continent unchecked by other lands. These seas may be cold and storm-wracked but, they are bursting with life.
No bird is more at home in the water, and they are masterful surfers, penguins are found only in the southern hemisphere. They can't fly,
but they don't need to, there are no polar bears is here.
Gentoo Penguin Coming Ashore
These are Gentoo penguins. Each spring they come ashore to lay their eggs and rear their young. Their hungry chicks demand so much seafood that both
parents have to go fishing. And fishing can be dangerous. A southern sea lion. It uses the speed of a breaking wave to catch up to the gentoos.
Sea lions normally eat fish, so he's used to catching streamlined swimmers, but the gentoo seem more than his match out at sea. He must change tactics. Perhaps it would be easier in the shallows.