March of the Penguins
Each winter, alone in the pitiless ice desert of Antarctica, deep in the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, a truly remarkable journey takes place as it has done for millennia. Emperor penguins by the thousands abandon the deep blue security of their ocean home and clamber onto the frozen ice to begin their long journey into a region so bleak, so extreme, it supports no other wildlife at this time of year. In single file, the penguins march blinded by blizzards, buffeted by gale force winds. Resolute, indomitable, driven by the overpowering urge to reproduce, they cross the frozen continent. And that is where the real story of love and dedication - between penguin mates and penguin parents and their chicks - begins. "March of the Penguins" tells this extraordinary story of love and survival through remarkable photographs taken during the production of the film. Illuminating text elaborates on the film, and a special appendix features behind-the-scenes photos and the story of the film itself, which required 13 arduous months in Antarctica.
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 233.7 x 279.4 x 17.8mm | 680.4g
- 14 Nov 2005
- National Geographic Books
- Washington, United States
About Luc Jacquet
Luc Jacquet, prize-winning filmmaker, biologist, and photographer is known for his nature and wildlife documentaries, which draw heavily on his scientific background and his great talent for filmed narrative. The producer and director of March of the Penguins, he and his crew spent 13 months in Antarctica battling blizzards and bitter cold to record the footage that reveals the extraordinary journey of the Emperor Penguin.