Penguin comforting love


Fish Guru
Tank of the Month!
Feb 25, 2009
Reaction score
Not sure if I can post this properly...but this morning one of my cousins drew my attention to this trio of photographs and the photographer's description, and I had to share it. We have so much to learn about the absolute wonder of life aside from our own, yet all that much of humanity seems content to do is to burn the planet to death out of nothing but sheer greed.

Edit. As I suspected, only the photos copied. Here is the photographer's text which is what makes these photos so wonderful.

Chris Benton

December 30, 2020 ·
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 lights. Photographer Tobias Baumgaertner captured this image of two widowed fairy penguins looking over the Melbourne skyline. It has won an award in Oceanographic magazine’s Ocean Photography Awards 2020.

And here are the three photos, easier to see and enjoy as individual photos.


  • penguins 1.jpg
    penguins 1.jpg
    22 KB · Views: 33
  • penguins 2.jpg
    penguins 2.jpg
    30.2 KB · Views: 33
  • penguins 3.jpg
    penguins 3.jpg
    12.9 KB · Views: 31
Last edited:

Most reactions