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Incredible new penguin-cam video captures life under the Antarctic ice

New footage released shows a penguin-eye view under the ice in Antarctic waters using a tiny camera mounted on the back of an Adélie penguin.

The footage was captured in Terre Adélie – ‘the land of the Adélies’ – by scientists from the French (1091 IPEV’s programme ) and Japanese national Antarctic programmes, who harmlessly mounted miniature cameras on the backs of Adélie penguins before they went out to sea to feed. The cameras, which weighed between 15-22 grams, were then recovered when the birds returned to their nests.

Filmed as part of a wider scientific study, the footage provides vital information about the penguin’s foraging strategies.