Penguins Took Accidental Selfie When They Found a Camera in the Antarctic

The Antarctic is a continent full of surprises. It is a remote place that still needs a lot of discovery trips that may reveal many things.

An Australian named Eddie Gault, visited the Antarctic to document penguin colonies with his camera. He had a pretty fun expedition. He succeeded to capture some interesting footage, but also the penguins made a fun selfie.

How did that happen?

He visited Auster Rookery with the aim to document a group of Emperor penguins. He has left his camera near the penguins to record them and their everyday life. But, one of the penguins came near the camera and knocked it over. As you can see on the footage, the penguin took a selfie accidentally together with the rest of the penguins.

Emperor penguins

Emperor penguins are the biggest penguin species on earth. Their average height is around 45 inches. They can live up to 20 years and can easily adapt to any weather condition, including the most extreme ones. That is why they can live in the Antarctic without problems. These types of penguins live in colonies and breed during winter. In this season, female penguins lay down their eggs but leave them to the male penguins to care for them.


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There is a lot of footage from Auster Rookery that you can find on the Internet that can help you learn more about Emperor penguins.