Within another week or two, all the Emperor penguins would be gone. Wind and weather would soon take away the ice
we were standing on. There was a long line of penguins making their way across the ice to the sea.
At the waters edge, the Emperors lined up a good twenty feet from the water's edge. They never knew when a leopard
seal might jump out and grab one of them for a meal. Likewise, the reluctance to be the first to jump in the water was the
fear of lurking leopard seals.