Cool fact…
Early maps of Heard Island from the late 1890s showed Heard Island as being long and thin, stretching from northwest to southeast. The map was not corrected to show the more symmetrical and circular coastline around Big Ben until until the 1947-54 ANARE expedition.


Images of the abundant wildlife that calls Heard Island and McDonald Islands home…

Black-browed albatross
Black-browed albatross
Cape Petrels
Curious king penguin
Fur seal pup
Giant petrels
Heard Island Cormorant
Heard Island sheathbill
King (left) and gentoo (right) penguins
King penguin
King penguin
King penguin colony
King penguin colony
King penguin pair
King penguins
King penguins
King penguins
King penguins
Swimming king penguins
King penguins and Big Ben
King penguins and Lambeth Bluff
King Penguins at Heard Island
Light-mantled sooty albatross
Macaroni penguin
Male Southern Elephant Seal
Macaroni Penguin
Moulting gentoo penguin
Rockhopper penguin
Rockhopper Penguin
Rockhopper penguin chicks
Rockhopper penguins
Singing gentoo penguin
Snoozing fur seal pup
Southern elephant (front) and fur seal (back) pups
Southern Elephant Seal
Southern Elephant Seal close-up
Southern elephant seal huddle
Southern elephant seals
Antarctic fur seal
Antarctic fur seal pup
Subantarctic fur seal
Subantarctic Fur Seal
Subantarctic Fur Seal
Subantarctic skua
Subantarctic skua silhouetted against Big Ben
Two gentoo penguins
Wingless flies
Young southern elephant seals
This page was last modified on 28 February 2005.