The photographer spent 3 days with the penguin colony to capture the touching moment.
The precious photo, which was taken back in 2019, went viral after being posted online. It then went on to win a prize at Oceanographic magazine’s Ocean Photograph Awards 2020.
The picture was taken by photographer Tobias Baumgaertner. He was aware of the Community Choice Award as a result of the picture, which captured the hearts of so many. It was last month that Tobias’ picture made the shortlist of five photographs that were in the running for the Community Choice Award. The decision for who won was based off popular vote.
After he won, Tobias shared that he was floored by the win and felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude for having been picked the best out of five pictures. After posting the announcement of his win on Instagram, Tobias wrote: THANKS A MILLION, you guys are the best!
Earlier in the year, Tobias had shared the picture of the two penguins, explaining that both birds had lost their partners but had found comfort in one another. When he shared it, he stated that he hoped it would remind people that even during difficult times in life, we’re lucky if we have someone by our side that we can count on – much like these penguins.
Tobias had become intrigued with the two penguins after learning more about their stories. Once captured, he shared it to social media, stating that he hoped people would like it as much as he did.
On Twitter, the adorable penguin pair gathered more than 160,000 likes and 51,000 comments from users.
Precious… animals seem to get it…Caring
Humans should take notes
We think it more than deserved its win. What do you think?