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Instagrammer accidentally captures penguin porn while trying to take perfect selife

An Instagrammer has admitted to being so caught up in capturing the perfect selfie she failed to notice a pair of fornicating penguins had photobombed her shot.

Steph Elswood, who has a whopping 240,000 followers, posted a photo of herself at the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony in Cape Town, South Africa with two cheeky penguins getting down to business in the background.

“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!!!!!!!,” she said in the caption of her Instagram post.

“I was being too self-absorbed to notice!!! HAHAHA OOPS.

“There’s also some cute photos in the swipe too that don’t involve penguin porn.”

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Ok so this is my favourite selfie of all time… but please swipe to the next picture😂😂😂😂 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. (There’s also some cute photos in the swipe too that don’t involve penguin porn)😂 It’s been an amazing last day adventuring around Cape Town and I’ve loved every minute of our experience here! 🇿🇦 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 ❤️ 🐧 #SouthAfrica #Penguins #CapeTown #Selfie

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After coping considerable backlash in the comments, Elswood added a PS to her post disclosing that she was not aware that the penguins were under stress from overtourism.

“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,” she said.

“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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