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Royal Penguin Colony on Macquarie Island by Carole-Anne

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Part of the Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli) breeding rookery. There are about 20,000 breeding pairs This is the only place in the world where Royal Penguins are found. Macquarie Island, Southern Ocean, Australia. Any serious natural disaster could see the end of this species of bird.
This colony is situated on the side of a hill on a pebble patch surrounded by tussock grass, one of the 3 mega herbs which grow on Macquarie Island. There is little other vegetation due to the harsh sub-antarctic climate. The island has about 5 days of sunshine a year. The birds build their nests of pebbles in very close proximity to each other causing much squabbling, especially as birds find their way from the colony to the “Penguin Highway” to make their way out to sea to fish.
Canon EOS, zoom lens.

Have camera, will travel!
Dynamic, documentary and expressive Travel photography with interests in people, landscape, culture, architecture, ancient civilizations, nature and wildlife.
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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you Ann

    – Carole-Anne

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you

    – Carole-Anne

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes7 months ago

    2014/06/10 1 × 24hrs

  • Thank you Magaret

    – Carole-Anne

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder7 months ago

    Amazing sight that must have been

  • Thank you

    – Carole-Anne

  • John Velocci
    John Velocci7 months ago

  • Thank you John

    – Carole-Anne

  • Keala
    Keala7 months ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • Thank you Keala

    – Carole-Anne

  • Annmarie *
    Annmarie *7 months ago

  • Thank you Anna

    – Carole-Anne

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