This week at Macquarie Island

  • Parks and Wildlife Rangers sample the blood from a gentoo penguin as part of a study into avian diseases

    7 December 2018

    Penguin projects and visitors to Buckles Bay

  • Proud looking Antarctic fur seal on the beach at Secluded Bay

    30 November 2018

    Meet the skua family in the Met enclosure, and visit Secluded Beach

  • Down at Brothers Point some local king penguins were quite interested in the outboard motor

    23 November 2018

    This week at Macca we bid farewell to some and train others in using the IRBs

  • Danielle and the rest of the Macca shore crew secure the RIB and help to unload passengers

    16 November 2018

    This week on Macca we light sparklers, welcome summer expeditioners and reminisce about a snowy winter walk

  • A large slumbering male elephant seal - one of the beach masters

    9 November 2018

    This week at Macca we take a look at the development of the RAPS, look at a recent field trip down island, and wait for the ship to arrive

  • Danielle covered in mud in the now cleaned Gadgets Dam

    2 November 2018

    The Macca team are dam cleaning this week and we take a look at station life

  • Pluerophyllum hookeri awakening after the winter - taken with a macro lens

    26 October 2018

    Photographic hints, a birthday celebration and a light-hearted look at our SPOT locators

  • A relatively young elephant seal pup on Macquarie Island

    19 October 2018

    Birthdays this week - for elephant seals and expeditioners

  • Detail of a young leopard seal head

    12 October 2018

    This week at Macca we look at the current state of the 'tiny pine tree' Huperzia, and how photographic techniques show the island at its best.

  • In the final stages of the rescue exercise Chris B gets ready to lower Angus in the stretcher with Jez and Greg as attendants down the hill under instruction from Rich our SAR Lord

    5 October 2018

    This week on Macca we enjoy a favourite view from station, and report on our all-important (last!) SAR exercise

  • Four Googie huts and four apple huts at Spit Bay Winter Camp on Heard Island, 1993

    28 September 2018

    This week on Macca we look at the fabulous Googie huts, and take a train to sushi in the mess.

  • Rich having a cup of tea perched out on the ridge-line of Precarious Point supervising some Southern Giant Petrels as they get ready to start their breeding season

    21 September 2018

    This week at Macca we find out what the Senior Field Training Officer has been up to, and we rest on our laurels following the inter-station darts tournament.

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