Australian Antarctic explorer Eddie Gault had left his camera behind when he went off to explore a rookery. Who was going to steal it in this uninhabited land?
Steal, no. But take selfies? When Gault returned and glanced idly at the video roll, he was amazed to discover its contents. Uploaded by the Australian Antarctic Division, the video he found is described thus: “Curious Emperors have been captured on film at the Auster Rookery near Australia’s Mawson research station by expeditioner by Eddie Gault”.
Two inquisitive emperor penguins stumbled upon the camera and looked into it with what appears to be the clear intention of taking selfie. Well, maybe not, but the collective shake of head at the end is certainly telling.