A wildlife camera captures super cute footage of two curious Emperor penguins

curious emperor penguins
(Image credit: Australian Antarctic Program)

Emperor penguins are perhaps the most widely-loved species of penguins and this cute clip will only make you love them more. Filmed on a wildlife camera set up to document the behavior of these majestic birds, the video depicts two inquisitive penguins investigating the strange device.

While the camera might’ve been set up for research purposes by the Australian Antarctic Program there’s no denying this heartwarming footage is an added bonus. In the video, you can see an Emperor Penguin approaching the camera before swiftly knocking it over so that it’s pointing towards the sky. Both penguins then lean down towards the camera giving you a super up-close, birds-eye view of their faces. Almost as if they’re discussing what they have uncovered, the penguins begin to loudly quiver before standing upright and shaking their heads in unison.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.