An incredible march
The Emperor penguins knew too well that this annual mating could cost them their lives and even that of their offspring. But still they walk for more than 70 miles, endure the harshest snowstorms, swim away from leopard seals and starve for months maybe because they wanted to give a better fighting chance for their unborn chick. All these thoughts and so much more were all captured in a very beautiful documentary, The March of the Penguins.
The documentary made me realized that compared to some humans, the penguins have a strong sense of responsibility (parenting), teamwork (They have to rely on each other for warmth in a fierce snowstorm.) and selflessness (The males practically do not eat for over four months in incubating their unborn chick.) You will be surprised that these birds seemed to know that even if nature has its own way of running its course, making, protecting and raising their offspring are worth the ordeal they have to undergo and the sacrifice they have to put up.
More than a tale of survival or the breathtaking sceneries or the incredible foreplay of the penguins, this documentary tells us that in their corner of the universe, life prevails and love is possible.
I have to thank Jr3 for sharing her copy of the award-winning documentary, in exchange of course for some packs of Cebu Masareal. A “taglized version” of the documentary was shown lately in our local theaters – “Penguin, Penguin, Paano ka Ginawa?” (In reference perhaps to Lualhati Bautista’s timeless novel).