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Life in the Freezer


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The first hints of spring spread to Antarctica in September. On the beaches the bull elephant seals begin to fight over the females, and one of them almost runs over David Attenborough in the second of his programmes covering a year in the life of the continent.
Albatrosses arrive on the nesting cliffs of South Georgia, and macaroni penguins colonise the rocky slopes. Gentoo penguins climb the near-vertical snow faces to their nests, but as Attenborough says: "The journey down proves that penguins were not designed for ski-ing!"
The crab-eater seal, the world's second most numerous large mammal after man, lives and breeds on the ice floes around Antarctica, Adelie penguins march over the frozen ocean to their breedinggrounds and snow petrels travel to the heart of the ice-cap to nest.
Here, they raise their families at a temperature of -30 Celsius. Producer Alastair Fothergil
Face to face with the beach boys


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Alastair Fothergil

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