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Penguins find camera on ice during Antarctic expedition, ‘take selfie’

Emperor penguins with chick
An emperor penguin pair and large chick at the Auster Rookery in Antarctica. Photo: Australian Antarctic Division
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Some curious emperor penguins have been candidly captured in Antarctica getting up close and personal with an expeditioner’s camera.

The bird’s-eye-view vision was shot at the Auster Rookery near Australia’s Mawson research station, about 5475 kilometres from Hobart.

Australian Antarctic expeditioner Eddie Gault left the camera on the ice when visiting the rookery – and it was not long before the naturally inquisitive birds began to seize the opportunity for a selfie.

One of the birds waddles up the camera, knocks it over and has a gander down the barrel with its companion joining moments after.

Penguin selfie offers bird’s eye view

Penguin selfie offers bird’s eye view Curious Emperor penguins have been captured in Antarctica getting up close and personal on film.The vision was filmed at the Auster Rookery near Australia’s Mawson research station. Australian Antarctic expeditioner, Eddie Gault, left the camera on the ice when visiting the rookery, and it didn’t take long for the naturally curious birds to seize the opportunity for a selfie.

Posted by Australian Antarctic Division on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Emperor penguins are native to Antarctica and are the largest of the species.

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.