G'day mates: Penguin drops by to say hello to Aussies

ISN'T it great when friends drop by unexpectedly at work?

Or, in the case of the Australian Antarctic Division team, launch themselves into a friendly welcome.

The team were travelling through sea ice off the frozen continent when a penguin burst from the water straight into their boat.

However, the waddling guest only dropped by for a quick visit, taking a look around before returning to the icy water.