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The story behind the picture is so heartwarming ๐Ÿ˜

The penguins’ story ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’”

Photographer Tobias Baumgaertner captured this image of two widowed fairy penguins looking over the Melbourne skyline. It has won an award in Oceanographic magazineโ€™s Ocean Photography Awards 2020.

The backstory is so heartwarming. The lighter penguin is an elderly female whose partner died this year. The darker one is a younger male who lost his partner two years ago. Biologists have followed them as they meet every night to comfort each other. They stand for hours together watching the city lights ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜Œ

Compassion at Christmas from the animal kingdom โค๏ธ

Merry Christmas to you all.

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