The birds filmed themselves at the Auster Rookery near Australia's Mawson Antarctic research station - which is the country's first station in the continent.
The camera was already rolling when one of the penguins kicked it and angled it directly at its face.
They joked: "It didn't take long for the naturally curious birds to seize the opportunity for a selfie". At the end of the 38-second clip, the penguins hilariously shake their heads at each other, nearly looking disgusted with this human technology that has littered their colony.
Because everyone has that one friend, another penguin soon nudges its way into the frame.
Emperor penguins are said to be native to Antarctica and are also the largest of the species.
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