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By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 14:31 GMT, 8 March 2011 While most of us might wear our hearts on our sleeve, this little chap shows it off in just the right place. He is an Emperor penguin chick whose change of plumage into adulthood was brrrrrilliantly blessed by Mother Nature. The white heart-shaped patch on his chest is a natural formation due to the moulting of his feathers. Big-hearted: The baby Emperor penguin, frozen in time, with a unique heart-shaped plumage on his chest. It was pictured by award-winning photographer Sue Flood in the Antarctic
We've seen cute birds -- oh boy, have we ever -- but we don't think we've ever seen a bird with a sunnier, more delightful disposition than Marnie, an Indian ringneck with a heart of gold. Marnie "has quite a collection of stuffed rabbits but always enjoys a new one," his owner, YouTube user chesawoo , explains. (Other videos show the expansion of Marnie's stuffed-animal collection to include a teddy bear and his reaction to meeting another stuffed rabbit . Each video is more precious than the next, and viewing them in a single sitting is just about guaranteed to make you reevaluate your entire worldview and decide to say, "Cute," "Gimme a kiss!"
Number 459 made a run for it! A three-month-old African penguin at a zoo in Münster, Germany, escaped its environment, took a walk in a winter wonderland and ended up in the lion enclosure. Visitors spotted the baby bird waddling through no-man’s land and alerted the zookeepers, who lured the little intruder out with a trail of herring a day later. Normally the zoo assigns numbers to its penguins, but this latest adventure has earned the little bird the name “Leona.”
Meet Crested Auklet, small seabird with nice smile A bird that will make you smile is this Crested Auklet, a small seabird of the family Alcidae. The bird’s orange beak ends in a bright “smile”, and the fluffy “bang” on the forehead completes its funny look. The Crested Auklet nests in huge colonies in the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk.
Dobbs – I’m having a very difficult time wrapping my head around what you’re saying. First of all “The fact that it is photoshopped takes all the originality out of the picture”? That’s just backwards – constructing a composition, no matter if it’s in real life or digitally, is a is a creative task. It puts thought and planning into the picture, instead of just random luck.