Portrait of a Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli), showingh his wonderful red eyes. Southern Ocean, Macquarie Island, Australia.
Macquarie Island (or Macca) lies in the southwest corner of the Pacific Ocean, about half-way between New Zealand and Antarctica, at 54°30S, 158°57E. Politically, it is part of Tasmania, Australia since 1900 and became a Tasmanian State Reserve in 1978.
The island is home to the entire Royal Penguin population on earth during their annual nesting season. Ecologically, it is part of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion, and is World Heritage Listed.
(Canon EOS, zoom lens.)
(Featured in Closeups in Nature and Others.)
Since 1948 the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) has maintained a permanent base, the Macquarie Island Station, on the isthmus at the northern end of the island at the foot of Wireless Hill. The population of the base, the island’s only human inhabitants, usually varies from 20 to 40 people over the year.

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Dynamic, documentary and expressive Travel photography with interests in people, landscape, culture, architecture, ancient civilizations, nature and wildlife.
Also interested in photographing local events.
Please feel free to visit my website which I share with my husband, Geoffrey Higges:
www.livingtravel.com.au

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Comments

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
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  • Thank you Ann

    – Carole-Anne

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 2 years ago

    Outstanding beauty Carole.

  • Thank you Julie

    – Carole-Anne

  • trish725
    trish725about 2 years ago

    What a wonderful bird, I’ve never seen this one before so thanks for giving such a clear image of him :-) Great capture!

  • Thank you Trish

    – Carole-Anne

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineabout 2 years ago

    A very royal portrait! Wonderful contrasts against the black background.

  • Thank you Bette

    – Carole-Anne

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray

    – Carole-Anne

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 2 years ago

    Excellent!

  • Thank you DeeZ

    – Carole-Anne

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    Nicla Rossiniabout 2 years ago


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  • Thank you Nicla

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  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 2 years ago

    Wow, just beautiful!!!

  • Thank you Laurie

    – Carole-Anne

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations, 20th Nov. 2012…..Shirley

  • Thank you Shirley

    – Carole-Anne

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