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A gentoo penguin escapes a group of chasing killer whales in Antarctica

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Tourists traveling to Gerlache Strait in Antarctica witnessed a dramatic chase of a group of killer whales for a lonely penguin. 

Initially, a group of killer whales peacefully swam near the boats of people, but when noticed a lonely penguin decided to arrange a light snack.

The penguin from such a fate was clearly not in awe and therefore arranged a race with the pursuers, winding between the boats of tourists. As a result, the penguin, apparently, quite desperate and decided to escape from the chase, taking refuge on one of the boats.

However, on the second attempt, the penguin managed to jump on board the dinghy in pursuit of their intended meal and without the help of people.

The killer whales did not follow the penguin’s maneuver, so, circled around the boat, and then left the penguin alone.

After the situation calmed down, the lucky penguin left the enthusiastic tourists and swam away. 

Travel blogger who filmed and eyewitnessed the whole story, Matt Karsten, 40 said: “It was crazy to see in person. It was like watching a National Geographic episode on location. I imagine the penguin was very relieved to get away.”

The footage, filmed by eyewitnesses:

 “After cruising for a little bit, the penguin said goodbye to the boat and hopped back into the icy water,” Mr Karsten said.

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