doing the penguin huddle,

ever shifting positions,
from the outside
to the inside
slow mixing bowl
the emperor penguins
snow dusted black backs hunched
a wall against the icy Antarctic wind
life salvaging warmth
of body temperature
hundreds of small steps
collective movement
one and all gets their cursory turn
on the icy edge
of the group
then quickly
back into the
warmth of the huddle
before any individual dies
of exposure

in a penguin world

the benefits of collective action


A video about the penguin huddle can be found here.