March 31, 2014 - Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri)
The largest of the penguins, reaching about four feet in height, Emperor Penguins are native to Antarctica. They can dive to depths over 1,800 feet, remaining underwater for as long as 20 minutes. Unlike most birds, their bones are solid, allowing them to withstand the change in pressure while they dive. They breed during the Antarctic winter, when the female lays a single egg, leaving the male to incubate it. These birds typically live about 20 years in the wild.
"Hi. I’m a millennial. And I am a MONSTER."
Very pleased that my TEDx talk on why people are wrong about Millennials is an editor’s pick on TED.com.
The scent of broken pine needles fills my nose. I can hear branches and twigs falling in the forest around me. I ponder what would happen if a branch were to fall on me, no longer able to hold itself under the burden of so much ice. I shrug off the thought as I brush a clump of snow from my shoulder.
A short video of the snow at my apartment during winter storm Pax.