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    Posted January 24, 2014 by
    Glen Cove, New York
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    A little bit of Antartica in my backyard and a movie review!

    I love penguins and I bought this Emperor penguin a few weeks ago in the gift shop at the NY aquarium. I put him in my back yard on LI to take this picture because it feels like Antartica with temperatures below zero and lots of snow.
    I also finally had the courage to watch "The March of the Penguins" when it came on CNN which is about the Emperor penguins noble yearly journey across Antartica in search of a mate. It was beautifully written and directed by Luc Jacquet and the sound track moved me as did the touching narration by Morgan Freeman which added some comfort to the faithful journey of love and loss and love again. Parts of it did disturb me but I am glad I saw it overall, finally. You can order it online through Amazon or National Geographic.
    The black footed penguin in the second picture lives at the NY aquarium and is sometimes called a Jack ass penguin because of the braying sound it makes.
    January 24, 2014.
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