Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Penguin Suicide

Researchers in Antarctica have observed—amid all the wonders and stark beauty found in and around penguin colonies—a darker side.  Among the penguins waddling and slipping about are a few individuals who seem to suffer from severe depression.  Their depression is often so deep, they wander off to what is certain death.  For researchers and documentarians observing, this is especially heartbreaking because they have agreed not to interfere with the natural course of events, no matter how ugly.
Rather than attempting to detail the plight of the depressed penguins in my own words, I am posting a video. 
--Mitchell Hegman

In the event the video I posted fails to launch, here is the link: 

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