Video footage captures penguin’s near-death encounter with Killer whales

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An extraordinarily lucky penguin narrowly escaped certain death in the Gerlache Strait, Antarctica, and tourists were able to catch the harrowing footage on video. As reported by The Sun, travel blogger Matt Karsten, 40, and his wife Anna, 32, were on a tour when the penguin’s life-or-death race from a pod of killer whales played out before their very eyes.

At one point, the fleeing penguin smacks into the side of one of the Zodiac boats and falls back into the water. He then resumes his fight for survival, swimming and flying just out of the reach of hungry whales determined to secure an easy snack.

At one point, it appears that all is lost for the penguin, but he managed to make one last flying leap into a boat and the tourists were able to grab hold and whisk him to safety amidst cheers from all who bore witness to the dramatic chase. According to The Sun, the whales followed the Zodiac for a short time, then went away – the penguin eventually left the safety of the boat and swam away.

See the video yourself below:

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