When penguins fly

Via Tim McDaniel, a piece of penguin silliness to kick off the Year of the Dragon (I am a Dragon):

The image comes from today’s Telegraph, where it has the caption:

Tiny Adelie penguins burst out of the freezing ocean, clearing heights of up to two metres. The two-foot flightless birds build up speed underwater before propelling themselves onto the ice.

So penguins sometimes do fly, sort of, but only for short distances.

2 Responses to “When penguins fly”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    Chris Ambidge on Facebook supplies a link to a much more amazing flying-penguin site:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfWzp7rYR4

  2. Happy Penguin Awareness Day « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

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