A woman taking a selfie while visiting a penguin park in South Africa was photo bombed by a couple of penguins who decided to have sex in the background.
Steph Elswood is an influencer who was looking to get a good photograph for followers when she visited Boulder Beach Penguin Colony in Cape Town in South Africa.
She said she was so focused on trying to get a decent shot with penguins in the background that she was not concentrating on what they were doing.
It was only later when she posted online that Instagram followers pointed out she had captured a rather intimate moment involving a penguin pair.
The young woman can be seen grinning at the camera with the two penguins on the rock behind obviously having sex.
She said she been so focused for about 10 minutes trying to get a decent picture with the animals in the background that she simply hadn’t seen what they were doing.
She wrote: “I was there for about 10 minutes trying to get a good pic next to my new pals Penny and Guin and THEY WERE HAVING SEX THE WHOLE TIME!!!!!!! I was being too self-absorbed to notice!!! HAHAHA OOPS.”
But she also later added an apology after being told that the penguins in the area were finding it difficult to mate because so many people were turning up looking for selfies.
She wrote: “PS. I have just been informed that the penguins on Boulders Beach are under a lot of stress due to tourists trying to get too close. I feel guilty that I contributed to that and thought that because they weren’t reacting when I got close that they weren’t bothered by me.
“If you are considering visiting this spot, then please be mindful and ask guards for appropriate distances because no one told us any of the rules I’ve been messaged about since posting this. I will definitely learn from this for the future and I’m sorry to anyone affected by this post.”
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