These two fairy penguins meet every evening and stand for hours together watching the Melbourne skyline.
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. The love for each other seems to burst from the picture.
Photographer Tobias Baumgaertner captured the bottom images of the penguins. It has won an award in Oceanographic magazine’s Ocean Photography Awards 2020. Top Image is credited to Douglas Gimesy.