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Macquarie Island

 

Photos are from a visit to Campbell Island in 2020, aboard the Spirit of Enderby, on a trip to the Ross Sea with Heritage Expeditions.

Leaving the Baleny Islands and crossing north over the Antarctic Circle three days sailing brought us to Australia's Subantarctic wonderland - Macquarie Island.

Zodiac cruising Lusitania Bay we enjoyed excellent views of the large King Penguin colony and, within its midst, rusting 'digesters' the relics of the infamous Hatch oil industry once based here. Out in the water a pair of Orca/Killer Whales patrolling the beach were observed along with a very large number of Giant Petrels, including White-morphs.

The next day we landed at Sandy Bay and enjoyed further viewings of King Penguins, along with Royal Penguins and numerous bull Elephant Seals. The Chief Ranger from Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife based at the Australian Antarctic Division station kindly assisted with our visit

Royal Penguins : Sandy Bay, Macquarie Island

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King Penguins : Lusitania Bay, Macquarie Island

   

   

   

   

 

   

 

 

 

   

 


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