SIMONS TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 29: African penguins stand along the rocks at Boulders Beach June 29,2010 in Simon's Town, South Africa. The vulnerable species live in a penguin colony in False Bay that is part of Table Mountain National Park. Since breeding two pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has grown over the years to over 3,000. Tourists in country for the World Cup have brought double the usual numbers of people visiting the famous penguin breeding ground. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

I understand the circle of life and yes, nature is nature.

But as Mark Knopfler once said: “Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug.”

Well don’t we all know that feeling… from both sides. Luckily it’s not usually a life or death situation.

This video has a happy ending and I’m all for more of those.

Incredible moment penguin escapes killer whales by LEAPING into tourist boat

THIS is the incredible moment a penguin escaped a pod of hungry killer whales by LEAPING into a dinghy full of tourists. Video footage captured the brave beast repeatedly jumping out of the water during the dramatic chase as concerned tourists cheered it on during the freedom dash.

So let’s hear it for the windshield… and the penguin.

Julie Devereaux