This fascinating video was taken with the camera of expeditioner Eddie Gault at the Auster Rookery, which is located near The Mawson Research Station.
Eddie left his camera on the snow while visiting the rookery, and soon naturally curious penguins started showing interest towards it. Two birds walked towards this new unknown object which suddenly appeared in their usual habitat. Then one of them turned the camera upwards with a kick, and both penguins had a long stare into the camera’s lens.
Emperor penguins are the biggest of all penguin species that are currently known. Living in one of the harshest environments on Earth, these beautiful creatures have developed a wide array of adaptation means, ranging from great physical strength to the complicated social behavior and feathers that can keep 80-90% of heat inside their bodies.