Trips to Antarctica are often full of surprises since it is such a remote location with so much undiscovered terrain.
Eddie Gault, an Aussie, went on an expedition there with his camera in hand to shoot penguin colonies. Among the amazing images he captured was one of penguins taking a selfie.
Gault travelled to Auster Rookery with the goal of photographing a group of Emperor penguins, and he left his camera nearby to record their daily activity.
As he left his camera, one of the penguins approached it, and as shown in the shot, a penguin knocked the camera over and made an unintentional selfie with the other penguins.
If you’re not familiar with Emperor penguins, they’re the world’s biggest penguin species, towering 45 inches tall on average.
They may also live for up to twenty years and are utilised to thrive in severe environments like Antarctica.
#Penguin #selfie offers bird’s eye view of life in Antarctica! Curious Emperors have been captured on film at the Auster Rookery near Australia’s Mawson research station by expeditioner 📷 Eddie Gault pic.twitter.com/MYle5Fshc7
— antarctica.gov.au (@AusAntarctic) March 8, 2018
Emperor penguins live in colonies and reproduce throughout the winter, when female penguins lay eggs and male penguins care for them.
There is a lot of film recorded at Auster Rookery that you can obtain on the internet if you want to learn more about Emperor penguins.