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The young woman didn't realise what was happening when she took this selfie.Source:The Sun

This is the moment an Instagram influencer’s perfect selfie was photobombed by a pair of randy penguins.

Steph Elswood was hoping to snap the perfect selfie for her followers when she visited Boulder Beach Penguin Colony in Cape Town, South Africa.

She said she was so focused on trying to get a decent shot with penguins in the background that she didn’t even realise what the mucky pair were up to.

Smiling Steph fails to notice the pair of penguins getting jiggy behind her

Smiling Steph fails to notice the pair of penguins getting jiggy behind herSource:Supplied

The randy pair are clearly nonplussed by the camera

The randy pair are clearly nonplussed by the cameraSource:Supplied

It was only later when she posted online that her Instagram followers pointed out she had captured a rather intimate moment involving the penguin pair.

The young woman grins at the camera with the two penguins on the rock behind in the throes of passion.

Steph said she was so focused on trying to get a decent picture with the animals in the background that she simply hadn’t seen what they were doing.

She wrote: “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.”

The influencer snapped several penguin selfies

The influencer snapped several penguin selfiesSource:Supplied

She later issued an apology after learning some of the birds struggled to mate under pressure from camera-wielding tourists

She later issued an apology after learning some of the birds struggled to mate under pressure from camera-wielding touristsSource:Supplied

Steph later added an apology after being told that the penguins in the area were finding it difficult to mate because so many people were turning up looking for selfies.

She wrote: “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.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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