The Wildlife of Macquarie Island

Australia, 1962

Film
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A picture of the wildlife on Macquarie Island stressing the harshness of the environment, where one creature preys mercilessly on another. Seaweeds and lichens; elephant seals; cormorants, sea vultures and skuas; black-browed albatross and many species of penguin are seen in the struggle for existence. The savagery of birds of prey is demonstrated as vultures stand by at the birth of a baby seal.

Credits

director

Norman Laird

production company

Tasmanian Government Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:11:17:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30505

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animal ecology

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Environmental aspects

Animals & Wildlife → Birds of prey

Animals & Wildlife → Elephant seals

Animals & Wildlife → Sea birds

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Macquarie Island (Tas.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Birds - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Places → Macquarie Island (Tas.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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