This week at Macquarie Island

  • A golden sunset over West Beach highlights the shapes of elephant seals on the sand, 28 June 2012

    6 July 2012 Single page view

    While your usual news correspondent and our intrepid station leader hikes into the wild Macca interior, your guest editor this week is once again Mel, the station doctor. We feature a shock protest over the result of the midwinter tug-o-war, an insight into the MIPEP way of life, some spectacular photos of night and day and the less-cute side of Macca wildlife.

  • King penguins at sunset

    29 June 2012 Single page view

    More midwinter celebration pics from Macquarie Island, a snapshot of life on the Pest Eradication Project and sunset wildlife photos.

  • Swimmers run to the water at Macquarie Island for the 2012 Midwinter swim

    22 June 2012 Single page view

    Macca celebrates Midwinter in style, updates us on work on the island and offers up more breathtaking landscape and wildlife photos.

  • Sunrise at Brothers Point with ocean framed by land and cloud cover trying to choke out the emerging sunshine

    15 June 2012 Single page view

    If you're lusting after stunning photos of the subantarctic and its creatures (both wild and domestic), your wish has been granted by the team at Macquarie Island this week!

  • King penguins at Sandy Bay with surf in background

    8 June 2012 Single page view

    Surfing, seafood and sorry shirts are on show this week at Macca with a beach party to remember. We also update you on pest eradication and share more wildlife photos.

  • Elephant seal

    1 June 2012 Single page view

    This week's fun entry from Macquarie Island is brought to you by Mel Van Twest and includes stories on work, social activities and more seal pics.

  • Affectionate 'ele' seals

    25 May 2012 Single page view

    Ranger update, medical training, pest eradication, station social activities and even more adorable animal photos this week at Macca!

  • Very young seal on the rocks looking shy

    18 May 2012 Single page view

    This week at Macca, we get some fire training, hunt 'wabbits', provide gratuitous wildlife shots (yes, they are adorable) and finish with an update on day-to-day operations.

  • On the plateau

    11 May 2012 Single page view

    Field 'famil' training, the Macca daily work routine, what we really get up to after hours and of course, some adorable shots of the wildlife.

  • Seals snuggling on the beach

    4 May 2012 Single page view

    The 2012 Macquarie Island team have arrived, bringing supplies.

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