Interesting Photo of the Day: Friendly Penguin Chats with Antarctic Tourists

“In Antarctica, it pays to get directions from the locals…” reads the caption posted with this fun photo. And it really does look like the fluffy young penguin is having a nice chat with two tourists.

penguin and tourists in Antarctica

Penguin and tourists in Antarctica (via imgur; click for larger image)

Strangely enough, the penguins don’t seem to be afraid of humans at all, which offered a prime opportunity for some unique wildlife photography.

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2 responses to “Interesting Photo of the Day: Friendly Penguin Chats with Antarctic Tourists”

  1. Steve says:

    Please tell me that he’s wearing a bowtie.

  2. Robyn says:

    Don’t be sexist, Steve. This little one might be a female. Besides, both parents care for the chicks. When visiting down that way, you’re told to keep your distance from the wildlife. However, they often come up to you or near you but that’d different.

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