Don’t want to be alone! Stunning photographs show real penguins search for his soulmate – just like John Lewis ad

These stunning images shoe one penguin’s desperate search for his soulmate – in a touching scene that mirrors Monty the penguin’s plight in the John Lewis advert.

Photographer Adam Gibbs managed to capture the lonely Adelie penguin’s hunt for love as he travelled to Devil’s Island, on the Antarctic Peninsula, to photograph glaciers.

The touching scenes  mirror Monty the penguin's plight in the John Lewis advert

The touching scenes mirror Monty the penguin’s plight in the John Lewis advert

The adorable penguin cuts a lonely figure standing alone on a solitary iceberg, looking out to the horizon in search of a mate, just like Monty.

He’s photographed waddling along the coastline, pining for a mate, and in one shot even appears to lift his gaze to the heavens.

 

Photographer Adam Gibbs managed to capture the lonely Adelie penguin's hunt for love

Photographer Adam Gibbs managed to capture the lonely Adelie penguin’s hunt for love

But before long, the male penguin started running and diving across blocks of melting ice to get to a second iceberg – where he is united with his partner.

The pair then have a heart-warming reunion, before being snapped swimming together and even appearing to stroll flipper-in-flipper along the surf.

 

Penguins are one of the few species on earth which mate for life

Penguins are one of the few species on earth which mate for life

Penguins are one of the few species on earth which mate for life.

Adam, who lives in British Colombia, said: “It was a really sweet scene.

“As soon as I saw the Monty advert online it immediately reminded me of the penguins I’d photographed.