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More Than Meets The Eye (You Won't See it at First)

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posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 02:36 AM
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Whats this look like to you? Maybe a forest in the fall, showing its beautiful fall foliage? Maybe a Glacier with some dark smudges on it?
Look closely


Hard to really say isn't it?

Maybe this one will help.


Hmm maybe bush's on a mountain side?

Lets get a little closer now.


What the heck is that? a field of ewoks?

This one should reveal the answer.



Now be honest, could you have ever guessed after just the first picture that it was a field of penguins? If you could, you should congratulate yourself because you have the eyes of an eagle, and the mind of a biologist.


Picture Source



[edit on 6/26/2010 by Alaskan Man]




posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 02:45 AM
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I figured it out on the next to the last picture.


A very interesting thread to say the least, a S&F for you.

I knew penguins congregated, but I never have seen a picture to point out just how massive the congregation is.


Good stuff.



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 02:52 AM
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I got it on "Ewoks" picture 3. It's pretty clear here on #3.

The interesting thing is the brown ones. Are they "immatures"?

Why are they in "streams"? Segregated for protection like linear nurseries or what?

They are obviously not with their parents. Do they do "group parenting?"

Do they hunt and feed themselves or are they still dependent on the parent (group) to feed them?



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 02:53 AM
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Awesome and fun!


I have seen other pictures made like this one, seems like one of them was made of cell phones that were trashed.

Star and Flag for making me smile



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 02:55 AM
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Do you know what their names are?




posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 02:56 AM
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Have you ever seen the movie 'Happy Feet'? They depicted some very real penguin behaviours, I am not sure if they did it to learn to swim or what, but all the kid penguins go off together and end their journey learning to swim, then they later meet back up with all the parents.



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 02:56 AM
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Leroy.
I think. Not sure though.



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 03:01 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
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Leroy.
I think. Not sure though.


Maybe they're all watching the chemtrails.....



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 03:01 AM
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I think they are Humboldt Penguins but i may be mistaken.

edited to add:

Actually after looking at the yellow on there neck, i think they may be King Penguin's



[edit on 6/26/2010 by Alaskan Man]



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 03:10 AM
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Originally posted by Alaskan Man
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I think they are Humboldt Penguins but i may be mistaken.
edited to add:
Actually after looking at the yellow on there neck, i think they may be King Penguin's


So.....

"G'day Leroy King Penguin!"

"G'day Leroy Humboldt Penguin!"

.....that was for Phage

Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not

[edit on 26-6-2010 by Maybe...maybe not]



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 03:11 AM
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Aha! I found the cell phone picture! Sorry I can't just upload the pic, but here is a link:

i.treehugger.com...



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 03:14 AM
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Originally posted by space cadet
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Have you ever seen the movie 'Happy Feet'? They depicted some very real penguin behaviours, I am not sure if they did it to learn to swim or what, but all the kid penguins go off together and end their journey learning to swim, then they later meet back up with all the parents.


No, haven't seen it. If it's a recent PBS show, well, the conversion to digital killed our PBS and other stations too. Sounds like the kind of movie I would have watched though!

So, baby penguins are publically schooled for swimming lessons ... and they didn't pay a school tax either! Interesting.



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 03:31 AM
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Originally posted by Trexter Ziam
I got it on "Ewoks" picture 3. It's pretty clear here on #3.

The interesting thing is the brown ones. Are they "immatures"?

Why are they in "streams"? Segregated for protection like linear nurseries or what?

They are obviously not with their parents. Do they do "group parenting?"

Do they hunt and feed themselves or are they still dependent on the parent (group) to feed them?


The brown ones are the chicks, they congregate both for heat and protection, though there are few predators willing to take on a mass that size. They do individual parenting, where the father watches over the egg and newborn chick and the mother watches over the older chick, for the most part, as each parent leaves for a while to get food, sometimes tens of miles away. They are dependant on the parents to feed them until they get their "flight" feathers and can go underwater. If the parent doesn't come to feed them, they die.

A good film to watch on this subject is March of the Penguins which is where I learned all of this stuff.



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 04:02 AM
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Very cool pics


Talk about coincidence, my son is watching a Happy Feet clip on youtube while I'm reading this!



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 04:14 AM
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Very awesome thread alaskan Man!!!

I never had a clue. I was thinking some kind of Volcanic Sulphur Location!!!


Fantastic ... I like it!

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posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 04:38 AM
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Woot here is an area I definately know something about.
I suspected on the first pic and was pretty sure by the second.
In my defense my wife is probably the biggest penguin fan in all of the US.
She has a borderline creepy penguin collection.

S&F on ya cuz my wife said so.



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 05:15 AM
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Thanks Ceriddwen, very informative!

I sure would hate to have to find MY kid in that crowd after a 10 mile hunt!



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 05:24 AM
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LOL, my first guess before looking at the final picture was that it's the annual muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. Maybe these penguins are muslim too.
Cool pictures regardless, thanks for sharing that find.



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 09:02 AM
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Originally posted by Ceriddwen
The brown ones are the chicks, they congregate both for heat and protection, though there are few predators willing to take on a mass that size.

It's awesome how all the chicks partner up, looks good for photos.
What predators would take on such a large group?



posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 09:17 AM
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Wow thats crazy..In the 1st pic I saw that talking meatball from aqua teen hunger force.What are they doing tho? Protesting?



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