Two emperor penguins in Antarctica have waddled their approach into the worldwide highlight due to an unintentional video “selfie.”
The inquisitive creatures had been captured on movie investigating a digicam left behind by the Australian Antarctic expeditioner Eddie Gault on the Auster Rookery.
“It didn’t take lengthy for the naturally curious birds to grab the chance for a selfie,” the Australian Antarctic Division wrote in a Facebook post about the video.
In the transient footage, one significantly nosy chook walks over to the digicam and kicks it in order that the lens faces up, giving people a view of the animals sometimes reserved for the birds’ prey, the Antarctic silverfish.
Another penguin shuffles into view quickly after. Both animals spend a while peeking on the lens over their lengthy beaks earlier than their consideration drifts away.
The video was captured close to Australia’s Mawson station, one of many oldest constantly working bases in Antarctica.
The video, not technically a “selfie” for the reason that digicam was rolling earlier than the birds commenced their inquiry, captured the curiosity of hundreds on-line. The Australian Antarctic Division posted the video to its social media channels Wednesday, calling it a “penguin selfie.” It has amassed greater than 132,000 Facebook views and more than 6,000 retweets.