Penguin Duo Cozy Up for Antarctic Selfies After Camera Is Left on the Ice
Eat your heart out, Kim K.!
A couple of penguins cozied up to an Antarctic expeditioner's camera and did what any self-respecting human would: They took selfies.
Well, sort of. Australian Eddie Gault was at the Auster Rookery near Australia’s Mawson research station when the emperor penguins were captured getting up close and personal on film.
Gault left the camera on the ice when visiting the rookery, and it didn’t take long for the curious birds to seize the opportunity.
Emperor penguins are the largest of the 18 penguins species and the same one whose life cycle was documented in the 2005 film March of the Penguins.
Emperor penguins can live more than 40 years, but most do not live that long in the wild.
The mega-penguins have a number of adaptations that allow them to live in some of the harshest conditions on Earth, including insulation in the form of several layers of scale-like feathers, proportionately small bills and feet to conserve heat and dense body fat, among others.
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