Macca Gallery

This week at Macquarie Island: 8 November 2013
This weeks Macca Gallery has images of late season snow, and the magnificent wildlife which always enthrals us.
Southern Right whale in Buckles Bay. The top of the head and back are above the water surface, with barnacles visible on it head
Southern Right whale in Buckles Bay
(Photo: Lionel Whitehorn)
View from the Ham Shack - shows the snow covered escarpment and plateau beyond the isthmus. Some of the station buildings are visible on the isthmus
View from the Ham Shack
(Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker)
Gentoo penguin family comprising of an adult sitting on the nest with two chicks appearing under the brood pouch, while the other adult brings some grass to add to the nest
Gentoo penguin family
(Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker)
Several elephant seal weaners in the foreground on East Beach with the east coast escarpment and Nuggets in the background, bathed in bright sunlight
Plenty of elephant seal weaners appearing on the beaches
(Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker)
Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorder. A glass ball which focus sunlight to burn onto a card. The view in the ball is the inverted and concave distorted image of the escarpment, station buildings and log fence of the weather enclosure
Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorder
(Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker)
Plenty of wildlife including king and gentoo penguins in the foreground with many elephants seals on the rocky beach - The azure blue waters of  Hasselborough Bay and the vegetation covered North Head provide a contrasting back drop
Plenty of wildlife - Hasselborough Bay and North Head
(Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker)
Role playing. A couple of elephant seal weaners prcticing their fighting skills by chesting up to each other
Role playing
(Photo: Barend (Barry) Becker)
A beautiful image of Emerald Lake with an almost mirror water surface. In the foreground is the lake shore adorned with a variety of vegetation, while behind the lake are snow covered hills, which are reflected on the lakes surface
Emerald Lake
(Photo: Steve Roberts)