Summer at Macquarie Island & the Research Station by Carole-Anne

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Macquarie Island looking towards the narrow isthmus where the Australian Base is situated. Southern Ocean, Australia. Macquarie Island only has five sunny days per year. The three plants which grow here are in this picture, a mega herb, Macquarie Island Cabbage and Tussock Grass.
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.
Canon EOS, zoom lens.
(Featured in The World as we See it, or as we Missed it.)


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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey

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  • trish725
    trish725almost 2 years ago

  • Thank you Trish

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  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 2 years ago

    Outstanding image, very beautiful! Congrats on it’s feature!

  • Thank you Glenn

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    lorileealmost 2 years ago


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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago


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  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 1 year ago

    What a beautiful scene & great info too – Love it xx

  • Thank you Gail

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    fauselrover 1 year ago


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  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

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  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture!

  • Thank you Maree

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  • Margaret  Hyde
    Margaret Hydeover 1 year ago

    Hi Carole-Anne, My brother was a geologist on Macquarie Island about 1964, so this photo is very interesting for me. Its a lovely shot.

  • Thank you Margaret

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