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Curious Emperor penguins take a selfie video in Antarctica 

Two curious Emperor penguins inadvertently captured a selfie video when they stumbled across an explorer’s camera in Antarctica.


Two curious Emperor penguins inadvertently captured a selfie video when they stumbled across an explorer’s camera in Antarctica.

The black and white flightless birds were filmed closely inspecting the equipment after stumbling over a camera at a rookery near Australia’s Mawson research station on the ice-covered continent.

Australian Antarctic expeditioner, Eddie Gault, left his camera on the ice when visiting the rookery and the penguins took the opportunity to check out their reflections.

“It didn’t take long for the naturally curious birds to seize the opportunity for a selfie,” explained the Australian Antarctic Division.

The Auster Rookery is home to thousands of breeding penguins and is one of around 40 such colonies on the continent.

Two Emperor penguins pose for a selfie in AntarcticaCredit:Australian Antarctic Program / Eddie Gault 

Australia’s Antarctic Division works in the Antarctic to advance the country’s scientific, environmental and economic interests in the region through its research.

Located on the edge of the Antarctic plateau, the Mawson research station is Australia’s first continental station and the longest continuously operating station south of the Antarctic Circle.

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