Penguins find camera, take awesome selfie

Emperor penguins

Two emperor penguins in Antarctica recently stumbled upon a camera left by researchers.

The birds filmed themselves at the Auster Rookery near Australia's Mawson Antarctic research station - which is the country's first station in the continent.

They joked: "It didn't take long for the naturally curious birds to seize the opportunity for a selfie".

In 2013, a Gentoo penguin in Antarctica snapped an epic, open-beaked photo of itself using a GoPro camera from a Canadian cruise company.




Australia's Antarctic Division works in the Antarctic to advance the country's scientific, environmental and economic interests in the region through its research, and according to them, the Emperor is the largest of the 18 penguin species.

One big cutie-pie of an Emperor penguin spies the machine, waddles over, gives us an intimate view of penguin tummy and feet, then "thwack!" expertly kicks the camera into proper selfie position. They live on the Antarctic ice and in the frigid surrounding waters, even breeding during the harsh winter season.

Instead of a traditional selfie snap, the camera captured the intrigued penguins' investigation of the manmade device.

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