Two same-sex couples have formed as the Gentoo penguins at a London aquarium go through their annual mating season.
With Sea Life London Aquarium set to reopen to visitors on Monday, guests should be able to witness all the couples among colony performing their mating rituals.
Among them are two all-female couples – Marmalade and Chickpea, and Marama and Rocky.
General manager Catherine Pritchard said: “Without a doubt, our Gentoo penguins are one of our most loved creatures and we’re so pleased that we’re able to reopen our doors in time for guests to be able to witness their amazing courtship rituals.
“Gentoo penguins are the ultimate romantics, and their dating techniques are truly unique – so much so that as humans, we could certainly learn a thing or two from their passion and commitment to finding a mate.