No, wait, they're only giving the illusion of supreme reportorial effort. They are, in fact, photographing their feet. Because a pedicure is a joke that can be flogged and flogged.
This continues some time after boarding the boat, once they discover that colleague Denise Mattia's nails are gold. Together, these piggies form a sort of German flag.
"Will this appear in a museum some day as fine art?" an onlooker inquires.
One never knows, really. Anything could happen.