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L'histoire derrière l'adorable photo du câlin de ces deux manchots tristes

Les deux oiseaux avaient pour habitude de se retrouver sur ce rocher pour se réconforter.

Un peu de douceur en ces temps compliqués. Le photographe Tobias Baumgaertner a capturé cette photo unique de deux pingouins endeuillés, se serrant l’un contre l’autre en admirant l’horizon et les lumières scintillantes de la ville de Melbourne.

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Pinguins Part 2. “... Love is the only game in which we win even when we lose” The way that these two lovebirds were caring for one another stood out from the entire colony. While all the other penguins were sleeping or running around, those two seemed to just stand there and enjoy every second they had together, holding each other in their flippers and talking about penguin stuff. Pain has brought them together (see PART 1). I guess sometimes you find love when you least expect it. It’s a privilege to truly love someone, paradisiacal when they love you back. @tobiasvisuals • (Even though it is very similar to the previous image I thought it’d be a pity to not share it with you guys) • • —>FOR PRINTS PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO tobiasvisuals@gmail.com <—

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"Un passant s’est approché de moi et m’a indiqué que le pingouin blanc avait perdu son partenaire et qu’apparemment celui de gauche également. Depuis, ils se rencontrent régulièrement, se réconfortent et restent debout pendant des heures à regarder les lumières de la ville."

Cette photographie est le résultat de trois nuits passées aux côtés d’une colonie de pingouins sur les côtes australiennes. Prise il y a plus d’un an, on apprécie d’autant plus sa douceur dans le contexte actuel. Ce cliché a d’ailleurs attendri de nombreuses personnes à travers le monde, à tel point que Tobias Baumgaertner a décidé de partager davantage d’images de ces oiseaux sur son compte Instagram "pour répandre l’amour", parce que, selon lui, "c’est ce dont le monde avait le plus besoin en ce moment".

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- Happy World Penguin Day - Here is a short video of the two penguins which have recently touched so many hearts around the world. While standing on the rock and facing the Melbourne skyline, they are surrounded by the calls of hundreds of other little fairy penguins. May these two bring even more love into your lives! I am a dreamer,... I believe that it is important to have dreams as they make life worth living and give love meaning. I previously shared these penguin images to spread love because that, I believed, is what the world needed most right now. It was never intended to be scientifically accurate as it was quite obviously romanticized by adding my personal feelings of being separated from and longing for the one I can’t live without. I wrote these words from the bottom of my heart and never expected so many people to connect with them. Like with anything else in life too much of one thing has the potential to become dangerous and while we don’t know what goes on in these little penguins I’ve been advised by the scientific community that anthropomorphizing animals can have a negative influence on them as it “can... lead to inappropriate behaviors towards wild animals”. This is especially the case for animals living in such close proximity to the city as they are already dealing with various challenges. I have further been adviced that these two could be related, ...the exact relation of these two is at this point probably hard to figure out but i am happy to hear that if they are not friends then they might at least be family. Either way I believe that this was a truly beautiful and magical moment that spread so much love around the world. I also believe that humans protect what they can connect with and it acts as a reminder that we share this beautiful world with many other beings which come in various shapes and sizes, degrees of fluffiness and colors as well as with specific needs crucial for their survival. It presents us with just one of many reasons why we should protect the ones with no voice to stand up for themselves and most importantly it has shown us that if we care and come together we could change the world... CONTINUE IN COMMENTS...

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Par Pénélope Meyzenc, publié le 04/05/2020