A photo of two penguins that appear to console each other in Australia was featured in Oceanographic magazine’s oceanographic photography awards competition.
The photo was taken by German photographer Tobias Baumgaitner in Melbourne, and it shows two penguins, “ widow and widower, ” in which they appear to console each other over what happened to them.
The German photographer learned that the two penguins had recently lost their two partners, and they appeared in the picture that he took, each embracing the other with his shoulder cushioning, looking at the sky.
The German photographer won the magazine’s “Community Choice” award.
“A volunteer called me and told me that the white penguin was an old female who had lost her partner, and the same looks like the case for the younger male penguin on the left,” wrote Baumgaitner on Instagram.
“Since then they have met regularly, exchanging sympathy and then standing for hours watching the twinkling lights of the neighboring city,” he added.
The photographer said that he spent three nights in the settlement of penguins before he was able to take this photo. He concluded his speech: “But luck helped me in one of the beautiful moments.” It is worth noting that photographer Tobias Baumgaitner posted the photos on Instagram in April 2020.