Photographer In Antarctica Is Surprised By A Group Of Gentoo Penguins

25 Apr 2014 Animals
Photographer In Antarctica Is Surprised By A Group Of Gentoo Penguins

A photographer was attempting to take a picture of a beautiful glacier in Neko Harbor, Antarctica, when he was interrupted by a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. That opportunity had two little wings, an adorable waddle and the desire to be an internet sensation.

Meet the Neko Harbor penguins.

The penguins spotted him from a distance.
The penguins spotted him from a distance.
But they didn’t run away.
But they didn't run away.
Instead? They came in closer for a little visit.
Instead? They came in closer for a little visit.
“I’m ready for my close-up!”
"I'm ready for my close-up!"
See?
See?
Who knew penguins could be so photogenic?
Who knew penguins could be so photogenic?
These little guys in particular are Gentoo penguins.
These little guys in particular are Gentoo penguins.
They are native to Antarctica and the surrounding areas.
They are native to Antarctica and the surrounding areas.
They can be easily identified by the white “bonnet” that goes across their head…
They can be easily identified by the white "bonnet" that goes across their head...
And their adorableness.
And their adorableness.

The Gentoo penguin has many predators in the water, such as  sea lions, leopard seals and orca. On land, they have no predators… making them eager to pose for photo shoots when they see passing photographers.

What an incredible experience in the wilds of Antarctica… share it!

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