Macquarie Island closing!

The Australian Antarctic Division has announced this week that they’re going to close the research base on Macquarie Island by March 2017. The ANTARE base there has been operated continuously by Australia since 1948, but that era is now closing.

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A detail of one of the buildings on the island

So this means that this summer is your last chance to visit the ANTARE base. And yes right now we have a couple of spots available on our December 4-16 Subantarctic photography workshop which will be visiting Macquarie. David Burren travelled on this voyage last year and has some photos and stories on our blog (see the above link).

This AAD announcement also means that those last spaces on our voyage are likely to be filled in the coming days by non-photographers (we can’t afford to keep them reserved for you). So whether you particularly want to visit the Macquarie base or have otherwise been thinking of joining us on our wildlife photography workshop expedition, ACT NOW and contact us!

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Elephant Seal moulting

Royal Penguin colony

Royal Penguin colony, Macquarie Island

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