Saturday, 15 December, 2018

We Can All Stop Trying, These Penguins Have Taken The Best Selfie

Penguin selfie “Does my chin look weird in this?”Image credits Australian Antarctic Program Eddie Gault
Theresa Hayes | 09 March, 2018, 21:08

Taking a chance on emperor penguins' natural curiosity paid off for an explorer in Antarctica who left a camera on ice for the animals to find. Gault left the camera behind near the Auster Rookery while visiting the nearby Mawson research station.

The penguins are seen on video walking up to the camera, then looking down at it and inspecting it cautiously, for a while, offering viewers a rare closeup.

Australian Antarctic Division captures a vision of curious penguins ready for their close-up.

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

They are the only creatures to breed during the harsh Antarctic winter, where the temperature can drop as low as 50 degrees Celsius below zero.

A couple of curious penguins have captured a selfie that puts Ellen's Oscars one to shame.

When researcher Eddie Gault momentarily placed his camera on the ground it's unlikely that he was expecting to end up with one of the best selfies ever taken. It wasn't long before two of the penguins found the camera and curiously looked at it. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are. "They loved the shutter noise, but most of all they loved their own faces, "chimping" away in what seemed to me to be total fun for them".