Macquarie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands

  • Joseph Hatch Digester
    Joseph Hatch Digester
    Elephant Seal and Royal Penguin slaughter for oil nearly wiped out the island population of the two animals.
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8693
    Larry Jackson
  • Muttonbird Poa
    Muttonbird Poa
    Poa foliosa
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8694
    Larry Jackson
  • Southern Elephant Seals
    Southern Elephant Seals
    Mirounga leonina
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8698
    Larry Jackson
  • Brown Skua
    Brown Skua
    Stercorarius lonnbergi
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8702
    Larry Jackson
  • Northern Giant Petrel
    Northern Giant Petrel
    Macronectes halli - uncommon white form.
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8707
    Larry Jackson
  • Southern Elephant Seals
    Southern Elephant Seals
    Mirounga leonina
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8713
    Larry Jackson
  • Southern Elephant Seal
    Southern Elephant Seal
    Mirounga leonina - juvenile
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8717
    Larry Jackson
  • Southern Elephant Seal
    Southern Elephant Seal
    Mirounga leonina - juvenile
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8719
    Larry Jackson
  • Subantarctic Gentoo Penguins
    Subantarctic Gentoo Penguins
    Pygoscelis papua papua - the larger of the two subspecies.
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8724
    Larry Jackson
  • Seal Oil Pots
    Seal Oil Pots
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8730
    Larry Jackson
  • Seal Oil Artifacts
    Seal Oil Artifacts
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8733
    Larry Jackson
  • King Penguins
    King Penguins
    Aptenodytes patagonicus
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8737
    Larry Jackson
  • Southern Elephant Seal
    Southern Elephant Seal
    Mirounga leonina - a young bull.
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8740
    Larry Jackson
  • Subantarctic Gentoo Penguins
    Subantarctic Gentoo Penguins
    Pygoscelis papua papua - adult tending to a chick.
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8796
    Larry Jackson
  • Macquarie Shag
    Macquarie Shag
    Phalacrocorax atriceps purpurascens
    Scientific Station, Macquarie Island Nature Reserve, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8829
    Larry Jackson
  • Light-mantled Albatross
    Light-mantled Albatross
    Phobetria palpebrata
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8644
    Larry Jackson
  • Light-mantled Albatross
    Light-mantled Albatross
    Phobetria palpebrata
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8661
    Larry Jackson
  • Royal Penguins
    Royal Penguins
    Eudyptes schlegeli
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8844
    Larry Jackson
  • Royal Penguin
    Royal Penguin
    Eudyptes schlegeli - very nice head feathers.
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8855
    Larry Jackson
  • King Penguins
    King Penguins
    Aptenodytes patagonicus - just one of the large colonies.
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8863
    Larry Jackson
  • Royal Penguins
    Royal Penguins
    Eudyptes schlegeli - with a small chick.
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8866
    Larry Jackson
  • Royal Penguins
    Royal Penguins
    Eudyptes schlegeli - a large noisy, colony.
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8869
    Larry Jackson
  • Royal Penguins
    Royal Penguins
    Eudyptes schlegeli - adult and chick.
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8872
    Larry Jackson
  • Royal Penguin
    Royal Penguin
    Eudyptes schlegeli
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8876
    Larry Jackson
  • Royal Penguins
    Royal Penguins
    Eudyptes schlegeli - a pair.
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8880
    Larry Jackson
  • Royal Penguins
    Royal Penguins
    Eudyptes schlegeli - adult and a chick.
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8887
    Larry Jackson
  • Silver-leaf Daisies
    Silver-leaf Daisies
    Pleurophyllum hookeri
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8901
    Larry Jackson
  • Royal Penguin
    Royal Penguin
    Eudyptes schlegeli - coming back from feeding.
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8919
    Larry Jackson
  • Southern Elephant Seals
    Southern Elephant Seals
    Mirounga leonina - juveniles
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8922
    Larry Jackson
  • King Penguins
    King Penguins
    Aptenodytes patagonicus - adults and fuzzy, large juveniles.
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8930
    Larry Jackson
  • Brown Skuas
    Brown Skuas
    Stercorarius lonnbergi
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8938
    Larry Jackson
  • Southern Elephant Seals
    Southern Elephant Seals
    Mirounga leonina - adult females.
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8940
    Larry Jackson
  • Southern Elephant Seal
    Southern Elephant Seal
    Mirounga leonina - a mature bull averages about 6,000 lbs.
    Sandy Bay, Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 3, 2011
    2011-12-03#8948
    Larry Jackson
  • View
    View
    After spending the night in the shelter of the island, we cruised the length of the island before heading to Tasmania.
    Macquerie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 4, 2011
    2011-12-04#8667
    Larry Jackson
  • King Penguins
    King Penguins
    Aptenodytes patagonicus - nearly wiped off the island when killed for their oil, the population has recovered.
    Lusitania Bay, Macquarie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 4, 2011
    2011-12-04#8672
    Larry Jackson
  • King Penguins
    King Penguins
    Aptenodytes patagonicus - all the light colored area at the shore is King Penguins and a few Southern Elephant Seals.
    Lusitania Bay, Macquarie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 4, 2011
    2011-12-04#8674
    Larry Jackson
  • King Penguins & Digesters
    King Penguins & Digesters
    Aptenodytes patagonicus - three of the digesters can be seen.
    Lusitania Bay, Macquarie Island, Australian Subantarctic Islands, December 4, 2011
    2011-12-04#8956
    Larry Jackson