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Photo of 2 widowed penguins hug & comfort each other wins Ocean Photograph Awards

They meet regularly, comforting each other and standing together for hours watching the dancing lights of the nearby city
Photo of 2 widowed penguins hug & comfort each other wins Ocean Photograph Awards 67

A photograph of 2 widowed penguins hug and comfort one another in Australia wins the Oceanographic magazine’s Ocean Photograph Awards.

The photo was taken by a photographer and wild life lover, Tobias Baumgaertner in Melbourne. The photographer has 78K followers on Instagram.

A volunteer told Tobias that the the female and male penguins had recently lost their partners and often appeared to be comforting each other.

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“A volunteer approached me and told me that the white one was an elderly lady who had lost her partner and apparently so did the younger male to the left,”

Tobias wrote on Instagram

“The penguins meet regularly, comforting each other and standing together for hours watching the dancing lights of the nearby city”. Said Tobias.

The photographer spent 3 nights with the penguins inhabitant in order to to capture the photo.

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.