This picture is hilarious because it shows penguins acting like humans or vice versa.  It is an effective photo because it tells a story.  This group of scientists have come into the penguin’s native habitat and it looks like the penguins are just as curious about the humans as the humans are about the penguins.  It looks like both groups are scouts and are observing each other.  Especially from this camera angle it seems as though the penguins are the ones studying the humans.  I also love how the human footprint in the snow leads right up to where the penguin is standing.  Excuse the Harry Potter nerdism but it’s like a real-life animagus.  But seriously, the researchers basically have to become penguins to live in this kind of environment so if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.