Taking a chance on emperor penguins' natural curiosity paid off for an explorer in Antarctica who left a camera on ice for the animals to find.
Two penguins near the Auster Rookery -- which is home to a large emperor penguin colony -- happened upon the camera and took a selfie, The Washington Post reported.
The camera was already rolling when one of the penguins kicked it and angled it directly at its face.
” … It didn’t take long for the naturally curious birds to seize the opportunity for a selfie,” the group said.
The Australia Antarctic Division shared the clip by explorer Eddie Gault on social media Thursday, the Post reported.
#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 — Antarctic Division (@AusAntarctic) March 8, 2018
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