企鵝差點成殺人鯨晚餐!跳上船驚險一瞬間畫面曝光|Penguin leaps into tourist raft to escape ‘jaws of death’

The penguin jumped into the rubber raft to escape orcas. (Screengrab from @ExpertVagabond/YouTube)

【看CP學英文】觀賞南極的自然奇景是許多旅遊愛好者的夢想,而親眼目睹一場捕獵者對獵物的「水中競賽」更是難能可貴。

Getting the chance to see the natural wonders of Antarctica is a dream come true for many travel enthusiasts. Witnessing a “predator versus prey” swimming race is even more so!

然而,這正是旅遊部落客馬修・卡爾斯丹和妻子安娜在南極海中央的橡皮筏上偶然撞見的畫面。

That’s exactly what a 40-year-old travel blogger, Matthew Karsten (馬修・卡爾斯丹), and his wife Anna (安娜) happened to see while sitting on a rubber raft in the middle of the Antarctic Ocean.

綜合外媒報導,這群遊客在傑拉許海峽上欣賞巍峨的冰山景色時,看到一隻巴布亞企鵝正在拼命游泳,而緊追在後的竟是一群準備進攻的殺人鯨。

According to foreign media reports, the group of tourists was on the Gerlache Strait (傑拉許海峽) taking in the view of looming icebergs when they saw a tiny Gentoo penguin (巴布亞企鵝) swimming for its life as a pod of orcas circled in for the kill.

馬修拍攝的影片中,小企鵝可見時不時的跳出水面希望以此拉開與狩獵者的距離。

In the video recorded by Karsten, the little penguin could be seen leaping out of the ocean every few minutes in a bid to gain more distance between itself and the predators.

眼見情況不對,小企鵝開始轉向遊客的橡皮艇,奮力一搏,然而第一次並沒有成功,大力地撞上船的側身後又潛入水中。不過牠仍然沒有放棄,又在嘗試一次,而一位好心的旅客也熱心的扶住牠的屁屁,幫助牠跳進船內,成功脫險。

Soon after, it attempted to leap into the raft of tourists but bounced off the side of the boat. It didn’t give up and made a second leap though, to which a helpful tourist gave a hand to boost the penguin into the raft.

影片中,殺人鯨也在橡皮艇四周圍繞許久才放棄,讓小企鵝贏得短暫的勝利。

The orcas could be seen circling the raft a few times before leaving, resulting in a temporary win for the rescued penguin.

馬修表示此景象就像在現場看國家地理頻道一樣,而他也似乎可以感受到企鵝獲救後大鬆一口氣的快樂。

Karsten later commented that the scene was like that out of a National Geographic episode, and added that he could practically feel the relief of the tiny animal which escaped the jaws of death at the last minute.