Australian Antarctic Magazine - Issue 26: June 2014

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Reminiscent of a tropical island rather than a subantarctic one, this image of Macquarie Island shows an east coast slope covered with silver-leaf daisy (Pleurophyllum hookeri), looking north towards the station. The photo was taken in 2007 by Frederique Olivier, who has spent 14 seasons working in Antarctica and the subantarctic, as a scientist, photographer, expedition guide, voyage manager, commercial skipper, media producer and camera operator. A successful conclusion to the pest eradication project will ensure the World Heritage values of this beautiful island are preserved.