Cool fact…
Big Ben was first successfully climbed in 1965 by members of the Southern Indian Ocean Expedition, whose boats overturned when making their landing at what is now known as 'Capsize Beach'.

Image gallery

The Heard Island image gallery is currently undergoing an update that should be completed in December 2014. Some links and images may not be available.


This gallery provides snap shots of the awesome landscape, spectacular and abundant wildlife, unexpectedly lush vegetation and cultural heritage items remaining from early human visitation of Heard Island and McDonald Islands.

Landscape

See glaciers, mountainous volcanoes, icy lagoons, rugged cliffs and vegetated coastal margins…

More information is available in the Landforms pages in the Nature section

King penguins

Animals

Meet the locals, from the graceful black-browed albatross to the imposing southern elephant seal…

More information is available in the Animals pages in the Nature section

Poa kerguelensis

Plants

No trees, but plenty of 'mega herbs' and other vegetation on show in a wide variety of settings around the island…

More information is available in the Plants pages in the Nature section

Sealers try pots

Cultural Heritage

Artefacts and structures remaining on Heard Island from the 19th century sealing era and from the first Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition…

More information is available on the Cultural Heritage page in the History section

 

You may be able to order copies of HIMI images from the Multi Media Unit of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) or from the individual photographers - go to the Contact Us page and select Images as your area of interest.

The AAD will, if it holds the copyright, be able to supply the image, whereas if copyright remains with the photographer you will be sent the contact details.

This page was last modified on 28 February 2005.