Sandy Beach on Macquarie Island on one of its five sunny days a year.
On the beach are a range of penguins and Southern Sea LIons along with expeditioners enjoying the sunshine. Tussock grass and Macquarie Island Cabbage can be seen growing on the hillside.
On 3 December, 1997 Macquarie Island was listed as a World Heritage Area, the second Tasmanian World Heritage Area. Macquarie Island is a site of outstanding geological and natural significance on a world scale.
The island is one of only a very few in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean where fauna in the region can breed. Around 3.5 million seabirds and 80,000 elephant seals arrive on Macquarie Island each year to breed and moult. Fur seals are beginning to re-establish populations on the island after nearly being exterminated in the early 19th century.
Australia.
Canon EOS, zoom lens.
(Featured in The World as we See it, or as we MIssed it.)

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Comments

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey

    – Carole-Anne

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you

    – Carole-Anne

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey

    – Carole-Anne

  • Margaret  Hyde
    Margaret Hyde10 months ago

    Hi Carole-Anne. I just love this photo – segregated beaches? My brother has just come back from a trip to Macquarie Island – 50th anniversary of his year down there as a scientist.

  • Thank you Margaret

    – Carole-Anne

  • lorilee
    lorilee10 months ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Thank you Lorilee

    – Carole-Anne

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