Courage and self—confidence are the qualities that allow you to achieve goals. Sometimes people around you may be irritated by excessive pressure and selfishness, but not in those cases when they save a seemingly hopeless situation. The real drama unfolded in Antarctica. The video camera caught an unusual case that occurred among the permafrost: several royal penguins were left without adults, which a dangerous predator wanted to take advantage of. The giant petrel considered a flock of kids an easy prey, but he miscalculated badly! The chicks of the royal penguins were just going about their business unaccompanied by adults. Probably, they seemed to themselves so strong and cool, but only for the time being. Suddenly, a terrible predator appeared in front of the cubs – a huge petrel!
This bird may well overpower a penguin, eat it for lunch or dinner. But petrels choose only sick and weak individuals as prey, and also cubs. However, the matter was complicated by the fact that there was a whole flock of kids. The bird of prey had to break up the company, pick out one individual to drag it away and eat it. When a formidable petrel appeared in front of the kids, they immediately became subdued. The penguins froze, pressed tightly against each other. Then the kids started running to hide from the predator. It was a big mistake. The petrel flew up to the flock, after which he grabbed one baby by the wing. The story could have ended very tragically for the penguin, but he still managed to get out. However, the drama continued, the petrel did not even think of leaving its prey.
The bird clearly expected to feast on the penguin. But the kids weren’t going to give up easily. They no longer ran away from the predator, realizing that such a strategy could lead to serious losses. The penguins stood with their backs to each other, creating a kind of protective circle. Some even tried to make menacing screams, although it didn’t work out very well. Only hysterical squeaks were heard, which in no way resembled threatening growls. There was one amazing moment in this. The fact is that the smallest penguin was safely hidden behind the backs of his fellows. He was not brought forward as a victim who would help save the others. On the contrary, the penguins pushed him deeper into the crowd to reliably protect him from mortal danger.
And the biggest one even proudly pushed his chest forward protecting his brothers and sisters. But that wasn’t all. So they stood opposite each other – a formidable predator and a flock of frightened cubs. It is not known how this story would have ended if it had not been for the intervention of one small but very brave defender. Adelie the penguin confidently hurried to help the kids. This species is much smaller than the royal one, but differs in bold and even boorish behavior. Adelie penguins are not very fond of other animals for their impudence. Sometimes representatives of the species behave like real gopnik in the area and not infrequently chase animals much larger than themselves, including parents huddled in a bunch of kids.
That’s just in this situation, the fearlessness and some arrogance of the Adelie penguins were most welcome! A black-and-white small animal quickly ran up to the pack, then led it. The defender was much smaller than those he helped, but at the same time angrier and more confident. The brave hero could not compare with other penguins with his height, but he had no lack of courage. The Adelie penguin behaved very audaciously: he ran up to the flock, after which he began to shout menacingly at the petrel. A real drama unfolded!
Although Adele’s Penguin is much smaller and the babies he saved, and the petrel itself, the bird of prey did not want to get involved with the brave defender! The petrel flies away from the scene with nothing! And the savior took the kids to the sea. That’s how courage and fearlessness helped a little bird to save a horde of penguins. As you can see, courage and self-confidence can change for the better any, even the most difficult situation.