Cool fact…
Although Brown Glacier on the north coast of Heard Island is devoid of life (due in part to cold temperatures and high winds - gusts up to 220 kilometres per hour) new land is made available for colonisation by vegetation and animals as the glacier retreats (it retreated about 50 metes between 2000/01 and 2003/04).

Image gallery

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.