A French nature documentary film that depicts the yearly journey of the emperor penguins of Antarctica.
In autumn, all the penguins of breeding age leave the ocean, their normal habitat, to walk inland to their ancestral breeding grounds. There, the penguins participate in a courtship that, if successful, results in the hatching of a chick.
For the chick to survive, both parents must make multiple arduous journeys between the ocean and the breeding grounds over the ensuing months.
It took one year for the two isolated cinematographers Laurent Chalet and Jérôme Maison to shoot March of the Penguins, which was shot around the French scientific base of Dumont d’Urville in Adélie Land.