LAST_UPDATESun, 18 Mar 2018 11am

[Video] This Hilarious Penguin Selfie Will Make Your Day

Tired of looking at human selfies? Then, this penguin selfie will be the best selfie you’ll see this week!

Australian Antarctic Division researcher Eddie Gault who left his camera on the ice when visiting the Auster Rookery, near Australia's Mawson, was surprise to find that Emperor penguins are equally vain creatures.

Two of the birds were seen waddling up to Gault's camera and hilariously checking out their reflections on screen, subsequently taking a selfie.

“It didn’t take long for the naturally curious birds to seize the opportunity for a selfie,” Australian Antarctic Division explained.

The Twitterverse was definitely loving the shot, some expressing their thoughts, while others gave the penguins a dialogue:

Australia’s Antarctic Division works in the Antarctic to advance the country’s scientific, environmental and economic interests in the region through its research, and according to them, the Emperor is the largest of the 18 penguin species.

Adults can weigh up to 40kg at the start of the breeding season – with some even weighing up to 100kg.

“Emperor penguin populations are projected to undergo a moderately rapid decline over the next three generations owing to the effects of projected climate change.

“However, it should be noted that there is considerable uncertainty over future climatic changes and how these will impact the species,” its website notes.

Mawson research station is Australia’s first continental station and the longest continuously operating station south of the Antarctic Circle, while the Auster Rookery is home to thousands of breeding penguins and is one of around 40 such colonies on the continent.