Courtship during chick raising
These two yellow-eyed penguins are both male and they have an adopted chick. Here they are very much behaving like a male and a female with the left one backing into the belly of the right one while they are whispering sweet nothings! This is the courtship behaviour of a female prior to copulation - confused? Yep, so are they.....not that it matters. They are doing a fab job of raising this chick, bless them, and that is all important!