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Australian Antarctic Magazine — Issue 25: December 2013

About the cover

These two young elephant seals were photographed on Heard Island in November 2012 by Dr Matt Curnock, a research officer with CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, based in Townsville. Matt was part of a tour group visiting the island with Heritage Expeditions. The young seals (weaners) are pictured on the volcanic rocky shore of Corinthian Bay, in front of the retreated edge of the Baudissin Glacier. Read more about the Heard Island trip on page 27 and see more of Matt’s photographic work in Freeze Frame on page 37.