From the camera of Ranger in Charge Chris

A closer look at some Macca flora

It’s very easy to be overwhelmed by the vastness of the Macquarie Island landscape.

But if you allow yourself enough time to enjoy all of the sights, sometimes even at the smallest of scales … there is always a discovery to be made.

Imagine now, the constant whistling of the wind in your ears. An often numbing chill that starts to settle in if you stand still for too long. The distinct musky damp smell of the landscape, or in the case of being near ellie seals at this time of the year, the unforgettable aroma of a mud wallow — guaranteed to clear the sinus!