Penguins stumble across camera, 'pose' for selfie

Penguins stumble across camera, 'pose' for selfie

Penguins stumble across camera, 'pose' for selfie

The Antarctic Division said that the camera was left on the ice for a long duration by Eddie Gault, an expedition from the group.

The division is responsible for the "advancement of Australia's strategic, scientific, environmental and economic interests in the Antarctic by protecting, administering and researching the region".

The penguins of Antarctica are ready for their closeups. The camera first focuses on the feet of the two pudgy penguins as they waddle toward it - but the birds soon nudge the camera upward to focus on their faces.

"Because the penguins didn't initiate the recording, the Australian Antarctic Division may avoid the same legal complications that surfaced around the infamous "monkey selfie"," the Washington Post reports.

They're also known to breed during the Antarctic winter when temperatures can drop down to -50C, with thousands coming to Auster Rookery to find a mate.

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Penguins pull off a "happy feat".

They may not fly, but penguins are apparently really good at capturing a selfie.

When researcher Eddie Gault momentarily placed his camera on the ground it's unlikely that he was expecting to end up with one of the best selfies ever taken.

At the time, Slater had been visiting the Tangkoko-Batuangus Nature Reserve on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi to shadow a troupe of macaques. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

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