By Olivia Devereux-evans For Mailonline
This is the moment penguins floating on a piece of ice scrambled to shore.
Footage filmed on January 16 near McMurdo Station in Antarctica shows the group in the middle of the water on the block.
Penguins can swim but some chose to wait for the ice to float closer before jumping off to go back to shore.
Footage filmed on January 16 near McMurdo Station in Antarctica shows the group in the middle of the water on the block as some wait to jump off and others are too impatient and jump in to swim to the other side
In the footage, the ice is seen floating near the shore where it has broken off.
The more impatient penguins decided to swim to shore where the other animals were.
Penguins are known for being playful animals and the group appear to jump in the water joyously, excited to reach the other side.
Then, the happy penguins huddle together in a bunch as they were reunited.
The happy penguins begin to huddle together in a bunch as they are reunited
But another piece of video from 2020 shows penguins wanting to get onto an ice block, instead of going onto land.
Footage filmed by a passerby shows a raft of gentoo penguins circling a piece of ice off the coast before at least a dozen try to get on it.
Hilarity ensues, as they attempt to get onto the bobbing ice in Antarctica.
They are seen hurtling out of the 2C water as they attempt over and over to get on.
Some manage to get on top before sliding back in, while others simply land on their fronts in a ‘belly-flop’ and hilariously bounce off again.
The passerby said: ‘While filming Penguins in Antarctica, I noticed they were determined to land on this little piece of ice, although completely unsuccessful.’
Footage filmed by a passerby in 2020 shows a raft of gentoo penguins circling a piece of ice off the coast before at least a dozen try to get on it
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