Macca Gallery

This week at Macquarie Island: 27 September 2013

In this week's gallery we feature photos of the seals, birds and scenery around the station plus some interesting night time shots during the full moon.

A feather on the grey sandy beach is adorned with large dew drops
Feather with dew
(Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker)
A lone gentoo penguin strolls across a green grassy slope while a large male elephant seal snoozes on the top of the tussock covered bank above
Taking a stroll
(Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker)
Night scene illuminated by the full moon. Many stars show up in the sky while the snow capped escarpment is visible under the light of the full moon
Night scene illuminated by the full moon
(Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker)
Time exposure of weather balloon launch at night - shows the balloon as a lighter band as it is brought out of the balloon shed then the band heads skyward after release. A thin green line (battery light) parallels the balloon streak
Time exposure of weather balloon launch at night
(Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker)
Elephant seal harem on West Beach - around 40 females, one big bull  and several pup elephant seal lie on the beach. A large number of opportunistic skuas hang around the harem
Elephant seal harem on West Beach.
(Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker)
A female elephant seal bends over backwards trying to dislodge a skua from her back
Get off!!
(Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker)