Photo @ladzinski / words by @craigwelch - Watching Adelie penguins lining up to enter the sea along the Antarctic Peninsula is like witnessing a group exercise in indecision. They line up at the waters edge hesitantly, staring into the icy water seemingly as if they don't want to go in. The first in is either bold enough to jump in on their on accord, or simply pushed in from the bustling flock stacking up behind them. Some of the penguins pictured here are fledglings, about to venture into the sea for the first time in search of their primary food source, krill. The water is a dangerous place, with leopard seals on the prowl. Heading out in a flock for your first adventure at sea is critical for survival and the best way to learn how to make it in the wild. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo / @sea_legacy @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @andy_mann @craigwelch @ianvaso @shanemoorefilms @pattersonimages

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