Monday, December 10, 2007

Huddle for warmth

Trapped in a fierce blizzard whipped up by 100mph winds, 2,000 King Penguins huddle together for warmth on the island of South Georgia near Antarctica.

To survive in one of the most inhospitable environments on earth, the penguins share body heat to conserve energy and protect the youngest birds. They are gathering for their breeding season in January.

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