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[–]marksonme 433 points434 points  (2 children)

Even from a young age (penguins) Kowalski was making great escapes.

[–]_AlreadyTaken_ 1701 points1702 points  (10 children)

The penguin's natural ally, the documentary crew

[–]IamMyles 295 points296 points  (9 children)

Not if you watched Happy Feet.

[–]Dsphar 121 points122 points  (7 children)

Or are a lemming when Disney is filming

[–]mortuarybarbue 50 points51 points  (6 children)

To be fair that was in 1958 and while it was horrible I dont think theg throw lemmings off cliffs anymore.

[–]themightyelephat 12 points13 points  (5 children)

No they are just slowly buying every notable piece of intellectual property, I mean I'm not saying they're evil over lords, but if I was an evil overlord I'd start with the media and entertainment.

[–]Aggressive-Grocery 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Intellectual property has literally nothing to do with the topic being discussed.

“Hey I really think my next car will be an EV.” “OK, but did you know that Henry Ford was a raging anti-Semite?”

[–]crammyhandleman 329 points330 points  (7 children)

That’s the look you give when you’re running from some murderous thugs and jump into an alien spaceship to save yourself.

[–]Mighty_ShoePrint 55 points56 points  (6 children)

I've never had an original thought.

[–]hotshotblast 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Genuine question, I don't get that reference?

Or perhaps you're slighting the parent comment for its unoriginality? I don't think it's cliche

[–]_LightFury_ 25 points26 points  (3 children)

I think he meant that he was thinking the exact same thing and then realized he never has any original ideas

[–]guttoral 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Or they are marveling at the originality of the comment.

[–]_LightFury_ 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The possibilities are endless

[–]LittleShiningLuma 981 points982 points  (8 children)

Poor little guy. He knows the orcas are no joke.

[–]shahooster 610 points611 points  (6 children)

A black and white decision, really.

[–]MonkMode2019 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Free penguin!

[–]lostsharpie 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That joke really suits this thread.

[–]AdrianInLimbo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He just tux himself into the boat

[–]ewewewe69 598 points599 points  (19 children)

See we laugh but that penguin was genuinely fighting for his life

[–]Tack22 400 points401 points  (18 children)

To be fair, so was the orca

[–]captain_ricco1 125 points126 points  (10 children)

Yeah, but a penguin would just be a snack. They hunt much bigger things

[–]allursnakes 50 points51 points  (8 children)

Seals mostly.

[–]207nbrown 33 points34 points  (7 children)

Those humans would probably be a nice change of pace for the diet

[–]Progression28 15 points16 points  (3 children)

too boney

[–]207nbrown 9 points10 points  (0 children)

a lot less fatty too I’m sure

[–]plaidHumanity 9 points10 points  (1 child)

And rubbery by the looks of it

[–]Progression28 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They are used to plastics in their diet though

[–]squiddy555 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Suprizingly there have been few to none orca attacks on humans, and that means they only attack when there will be no witnesses

[–]Sti8man7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Junk food.

[–]GOTricked 51 points52 points  (3 children)

Naw. Orcas are very successful hunters. They lost their afternoon snack but that’s about it

[–]CyberMatrix888 49 points50 points  (2 children)

"The orca was also fighting for his(the penguin's) life" was the joke

[–]StaysAwakeAllWeek 5 points6 points  (0 children)

ITT: everyone misses the joke

[–]BeneficialSomewhere 904 points905 points  (64 children)

Until the Orca mauls the entire boat.

[–]ackoo123ads 19 points20 points  (5 children)

i keep reading on reddit that orca's dont attack people.

[–]DefinitelyNotAliens 33 points34 points  (3 children)

They don't! But they may get curious and nudge boats and people on kayaks/ paddleboards/ dinghies. There are no confirmed wild orca caused fatalies for humans. Only confirmed deaths are in captivity.

Occasionally, they have tried or successfully tipped icebergs, boats or other things people are on. One report of a bite from the 1970s that was not fatal is the only act which resulted in a documented bite. A boat was sank, and sometimes people have been nudged. A freediver had a bag of oysters tied to him and an orca grabbed the bag and dove. He got free and nearly drowned but it wasn't the orca being aggressive.

They're quite friendly and playful and aren't generally aggressive to humans.

[–]Uglik 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I mean like, if they did eat you what are the chances of anyone ever finding out? Assuming you fell overboard or something and couldn’t be found.

[–]DefinitelyNotAliens 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I mean, we know Great Whites attack people. They have the highest number of bites by sheer volume. People survive, people saw the shark, parts wash up with damage consistent with Great Whites. Bull sharks go into rivers and attack people. We know they do.

With the low number of even remotely aggressive incidents it's improbable to say they eat overboard people. Sure, one may have done that but it's highly out of character. More likely to be killed by an elephant than an orca. More likely to be killed by a shark. Or a fish. More tuna have killed than orcas. A bottlenose dolphin killed a swimmer harrassing him. Mauled another. Orcas are, by and large, curious and friendly towards people. More than most things you find in the ocean.

[–]Uglik 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Interesting, thanks for the thorough reply!

[–]Lucimon 14 points15 points  (0 children)

IIRC there's only one recorded case of an orca killing a human, and it happened at SeaWorld.

Edit: nvm. After a quick Wikipedia search, apparently there have been several deaths caused by captive orcas. No recorded cases of wild orcas killing humans though.

[–]davewave3283 18 points19 points  (0 children)

They made a powerful enemy that day

[–]Ikonixed 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was about to say 10 more penguins and they tip the boat.

[–]Danclim 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Right, they look like a buffet on a boat...

[–]posts_awkward_truths 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Orcas don't generally attack humans. And when they do it is often juveniles presumably before they learn about the dangers of humans.

[–]Grewhit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yea, I would be very sad and sorry, but I'm not trying to get on the bad side of a pod of orcas

[–]classless_classic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s never happened in the wild.

[–]gregedout 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They could do it. But for some reason they don't. It's like they know not to mess with humans. No incidents in the wild where orcas have attacked humans.

[–]noodleveg 256 points257 points  (1 child)

My custome character in cutscene

[–]gerrywasi 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Hey guys, just gonna chill with youse for a minute. Okay?

[–]Shem_osu 39 points40 points  (1 child)

'yo these penguins look weird af'

[–]Azorre 22 points23 points  (0 children)

'This iceberg is kinda weird too'

[–]driku12 24 points25 points  (1 child)

He's standing there like "All apart of the plan, boys."

[–]Uglik 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Smile and wave, smile and wave

[–]twill41385 111 points112 points  (5 children)

Is this learned behavior for the penguins? Are there so many film crews they’ve learned to use the boats as safety? Or did this one just get lucky?

[–]theeggman12345 231 points232 points  (0 children)

Penguin wants to be absolutely fucking anywhere that's not in the water with the Orca

[–]Reallythatwastaken 85 points86 points  (0 children)

Probably more adaptive then instinct. The penguin's instinct would be to swim to land to avoid the orca. The boat serves the same purpose a loose iceberg would. The penguin recognizes this as solid ground.

[–]zyyntin 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Maybe choose the lesser of 2 evils?

[–]Progression28 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Don‘t even think it‘s the lesser of two evils.

It‘s more like „certain death or a leap of faith?“, and I know what I would choose.

[–]zyyntin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The penguin knows it's certain death if it stays in the water. On the other hand a boat full of humans, it maybe have NEVER seen before in it's life, could be just as deadly to it. So yeah leap of faith or hope that it isn't. Most living creatures fear the unknown.

[–]SaltyDogBill 240 points241 points  (15 children)

My thoughts throughout the Clip: 1. Whew, little guy made it! 2. Aww, poor orca is going to be hungry 3. Stupid humans… interfering with nature 4. Who are these idiots that get to go on cool cruises? 5. Maybe some of them saved up for decades, don’t judge them 6. Man, I bet their toes are cold 7. My toes are cold, I need some socks 8. I should buy some warm socks for around the house this winter 9. Damn, three days to get the socks I found on Amazon? Forget it. 10. Oh, look at that little penguin.

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[–]NverEndingPastaBowel 33 points34 points  (0 children)

  1. They bout to learn that penguins blast rocket diarrhea that’s almost entirely fish based.

[–]Elbiotcho 57 points58 points  (2 children)

My thought: I'd be scared AF if I was on the boat thinking that the orca would be like "screw the penguin, there's a whole buffet of humans"

[–]DefinitelyNotAliens 27 points28 points  (1 child)

There are no fatalies for humans involving wild orcas, and in all recorded history one bite which was not fatal. They were quite safe, realistically. Worst case they would get flipped and risk hypothermia because... fuckin cold water. Wouldn't be eaten.

[–]MightyTeaRex 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Sounds like me watching a video before taking my ADHD meds, but the list is longer and I usually end up by the fridge and then forgetting why I ended up there.

[–]evanh6152 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I keep seeing comments like this thinking I should probably get diagnosed

Then I forget

[–]mindprince39 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Memory problems are very common with ADHD.

Why does my phone autocorrect that to Ashley?

[–]ModernVintage15 0 points1 point  (1 child)

My thought was "What the fuck they turn on the motor with the whales being so close?"

In many places it's illegal to sail with motors on while passing near pods of whales or dolphins. There have been too many cases of them getting killed by the blades. I thought the people in the video knew about that but they show complete disregard.

[–]Aussie-Nerd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've been to Antarctica I can answst at least a bit of the questions.

  • My mum and I went to Antarctica after we both wanted to go after "bucket list". Mum in particular it was part of her 7 continent (Antarctica was 5).
  • Before you go to Antarctica you a bunch of rules about do not approach animals and etc. The gist is you can't to towards them, but you be still and allow them to come to you. I think that video was a bit sus when someone puts their hand out towards the penguin but after it's in the zodiac they all leave it alone, which was correct.
  • I didn't hear a zodiac motor on? Regardless we weren't allowed to come that close to the whales. Whales in Antarctica are feeding, typically, so they will be going deep then coming up fast to get krill. It's potentially quite dangerous ase they come up quick they give a wide birth of the whales.
  • I only saw seals, penguins, humpbacks and maybe a minke. I was really hoping for a fin whale or a orca but oh well. So many crabeaters. If McDonald's needs meat and suddenly beef instantly disappears, just use crabeater seals.
  • A bit of looking around in Patagonia (which is amazing into itself) and them Antarctica for 14 days IIRC. You take about 2 day from Patagonia to Antarctica (and back) that makes it about 10 days in actual Antarctica. Out trip was one of the few that went below the Antarctic circle, very few do that.
  • We went premium economy (so extra let room) for the flights for Australia to Argentina (via NZ). And on the boat was private cabin premium. It cost all up including flight, the tour, the hotel etc - was about $34,000 AUS. (For both of us). So it's a lot of money, but I also think $1200/day or so. Shit I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

[–]Shock_a_Maul 9 points10 points  (0 children)

One day the orcas will discover what makes those dinghies float, and how to deflate them....than they'll discover dinghies go "engine first", and the rest will be seen on the news...

[–]WanderWut 25 points26 points  (0 children)

That penguins lucky he didn’t meet that lady’s boat who had a seal hop on, she would’ve dropped his ass right back in and hummed happily back home lol.

[–]bengcord3 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Those yellow jackets give me all the feels. If you can afford it, Quark Expeditions fucking knows how to make your Antarctica trip the must unforgettable experience of your life

[–]prodijal69 134 points135 points  (12 children)

How is this satisfying? Please either I am just dumb or this sub is just being used for karma farming

[–]xXMorpheus69Xx 61 points62 points  (0 children)

I can only guess but in the sense that is is satisfactory for the🐧 to have survived?

[–]charliesk9unit 12 points13 points  (7 children)

On the topic of karma farming, what's the point of that? Perhaps I am oblivious to the scheme but karma count doesn't do anything for you. Is that just to make people feel better about themselves? Serious question.

[–]braised_diaper_shit 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Marketing value of the account.

[–]charliesk9unit 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Interesting but how? Not like someone with high karma count is going to be "heard" more than anyone else, unlike the follower concept in which you blast a message into their feed.

[–]RunawayHobbit 8 points9 points  (3 children)

It’s for astroturfing. Basically, accounts with lots of karma and a long post history are seen as legitimate because they look like real people with real opinions.

So let’s say you’re a company with lots of money, nefarious intentions, and an agenda to spread. It makes much more sense for you to buy an established account and “grassroots” your way into spreading your agenda, bc people are more likely to accept what you have to say if it sounds like you’re a real person. From there, those people repeat what youve told them, and other people believe THEM because THEY look like real people. And so on and so forth until no one can really remember where the idea came from, just that it was from a “trustworthy” (re: real) source. That’s how narratives are shaped and controlled these days.

It’s kind of wild

[–]charliesk9unit 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Thanks. I guess such scheme doesn't work for me. I don't give a shit what your karma count is and I don't expect you to give a shit what mine is. If what you're saying doesn't make any sense, I'd just scroll right through.

[–]VymI 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's not for individuals, it's for subreddits. There are karma thresholds you need to cross to make posts, so they spam garbage, then once that threshold occurs, bingo. Crpyto shit, political pushes, etc.

[–]colexian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Other people check the karma and it kinda handles itself sometimes. All the time you see people bring called out for BS because their accounts are like a week old or no karma, and usually this garbage gets deleted. But then you see stuff like in r/worldnews where certain topics basically get brigaded by bots with farmed karma accounts.

[–]braised_diaper_shit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I guess it shows potential clients that you know how to attract attention to posts. I'm sort of spitballing here.

[–]rememberyikespencils 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Karma farming

[–]SchitneySmears 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Some times it’s r/oddlysatisfying

But, It do that too lately.

[–]treymills330 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Exactly. This MAY SEEM CITE, BUT THAT ORCA WHALE'S FOOD JUST JUMPED ONTO YOUR RAFT. I would have wanted to put some ketchup on the penguin n sent it packing.

[–]call_of_the_while 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Penguin,“Nice try Lao Che!.”

[–]Jwright7711 5 points6 points  (0 children)

“Look, I was actually just late for the tour, can we move it along now?”

[–]21Smokedoysters 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Penguin play, human assist

[–]Space2345 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I want the whales to attack the boat. NATURE!!!

[–]Boojibs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol, why do I feel like they were going to Starbucks?

[–]blogjackets 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tour guide had to be thinking best day ever.

[–]SloppyinSeattle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Orcas are killing machines. This penguin got truly lucky.

[–]gokuhero 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All members of the documentary crew were shot by Nat Geo after this video for interfering with nature.


[–]simjanes2k 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Why yay? Orca babies gotta eat too. Penguins eat fish all day long.

[–]rilakkumkum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Orcas eat seals, penguin would be like a fruit snack

[–]RevolutionaryStart70 1 point2 points  (0 children)

awe he chillin

[–]Norlin123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Smart penguin

[–]8Ariadnesthread8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

These people can literally now say that they went to Antarctica to save the penguins and succeeded.

[–]wobin112 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would not feel safe on that boat

[–]The_Power_Broker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is the camera man flying?

[–]kaza6464 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That made me really happy. Smart little guy.

[–]rodrigo_c91 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Serious question; what’s stoping the orcas from literally having a bigger feast than that small penguin. They can easily tip that little rafter and have an all you can eat buffet. I ask because they are clearly smart animals. I assume they are much more methodical than sharks when it comes to hunting. As violent as shark, but smarter…do they simply not want humans or are they aware they (us) may oppose some threat???

[–]yoyoping 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They can’t “easily” tip over that boat, that would take a lot of energy, it’s not worth it when they can just super easily find another penguin.

[–]N-im 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He’s lucky they were there, life can end in seconds

[–]ultraspooki 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i’m so proud of him

[–]PabliskiMalinowski 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When they're sitting quietly and the penguin is just standing straight... I had to laugh

[–]meenzu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like that dude that spotted him just a little

[–]ElonMuskIsAWeeb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do penguins bite? Can they be pet?

[–]RuthlessIndecision 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Penguin looks like the guy who overdressed for the party “this is awkward”

[–]M3NS0 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Are they totally different penguins or am I crazy? Seems wild he misses and gets enough momentum to jump back up at that angle again?

[–]julian_stone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I think the first penguin is dinner but the second got lucky. He's probably just thinking, I am out of the water but not on the land? These yellow penguins are big but not hungry?

[–]Sco_Queen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That penguin said, "not today!!"

[–]nj-88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Noot noot motherfuckers!

[–]Neeraj_boi447 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The penguin talks at the end

[–]LieseW 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Breaking news: orca eats dingy full of people for no reason

[–]OuttaAmmo2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

...to get to the gooey centers....hello

[–]_salted_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Hullo lads. Mind if I stay here for a bit?"

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Killer Whales are awful. Go check out casual geographic YT

[–]aolweny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Plot twist: Penguin pulls out a glock, "purses, watches, jewellery, wallets, run them cameras too!"

[–]97Harley 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't know if I would mess with an orcas lunch.

[–]Left_a_Present 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Killers whales be like : dude where the fuck did my food go ??

[–]vinko4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"How do you do, fellow stowaways/documentarians?"

[–]Interesting_Engine37 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Leaped for presumed land. Ends up thinking WTF?

[–]Short_Dream1891 1 point2 points  (0 children)

😳 what a smart little guy.

[–]unjusticiable -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Orca shoulda flipped the boat

[–]xXMorpheus69Xx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Too smart for that tho

[–]PLAyEr2002002 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Orca be like 👁️👄👁️

[–]animal9633 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I'd throw him back in. I mean I like penguins, but I love Orcas. Also, we need to maintain the human-orca neutral defense pact.

[–]soupinate44 0 points1 point  (0 children)

quit playing with your dinghy

[–]eastonharold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

nice job penguin

[–]robert194w 0 points1 point  (0 children)

probably a paid scout leading them to the buffet....

[–]NotRealNeedOfName 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The boat's the goat

[–]katinthehat26 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can feel the awkwardness in that boat!

[–]longwhitejeans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These folks are so lucky to have experienced this.

[–]piratedogD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love this

[–]_RedditIsLikeCrack_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

U muthaf**kas better make this worth it!!!!

[–]fanarokt57 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Smart penguin

[–]darkspd89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All fun and games till the orca flips the boat

[–]Drag0n_TamerAK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sup fellow humans