Imagine wandering black volcanic sand beaches on Macquarie Island, mingling with 800,000 Royal Penguins totally unconcerned by your presence. As interested in you as you are in them.
Or visiting Snares Island, boasting more birdlife than that found in the entire British Isles. This is a bird watcher’s (and photographer’s) nirvana!
Far flung these islands may be, yet far from barren. Often referred to as ‘The Galapagos of the Southern Ocean’ these UNESCO World Heritage Sub Antarctic Islands throb with life. Protected by their remoteness they are breeding grounds for vast colonies of penguins, home to pods of orcas, fur seals and sea lions. “Almost half the world’s albatross and penguin species reside here in a pristine environment where tourism, frankly, does not exist” observes Mick Fogg who will be heading the Expedition Team in 2019.
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