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

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