Nothing alleviates Monday-related woes like the sight of two emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) encountering a camera set out on the ice by Antarctic researchers. First one penguin literally knocks the camera over with their feet and then peers down at the curious object. Then a second penguin waddles over to check out what the first penguin found. Together they end up posing for an utterly delightful two-penguin video selfie.
“Australian Antarctic expeditioner, Eddie Gault, left the camera on the ice when visiting [Auster Rookery near Australia’s Mawson research station],” the Australian Antarctic Division writes. “[I]t didn’t take long for the naturally curious birds to seize the opportunity for a selfie.”