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Lonely Island, The

Wildlife on Macquarie Island in the Antarctic, including albatrosses, penguins and elephant seals.
Year : 1955 | Total Duration : 7 Minutes | Producer : Ronald Maslyn Williams
Track following Black-browed Albatross as it flies low over sea. CU female Black-browed Albatross standing over single chick near edge of cliff. CU to baby Albatross. GS of male swooping past cliff and over water and good CU of female's face with markings.
Access No. 138351 | 1 min 26 secs | 1950s | Macquarie Island, Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt up to underside of dark bird (possibly Petrel) in flight and high MS of Black-browed Albatross standing over chick in nest built on edge of cliff. GS of colony. WS of group of Royal Penguins looking towards camera on sea shore. WS huge colony with green mountains in background and CUs of adults and chicks. VS penguins in stream and walking across pebbly shore to sea. Rear GS of penguins waddling into sea.
Access No. 138352 | 2 mins 29 secs | 1950s | Macquarie Island, Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
GS Rockhopper Penguins hopping amongst rocks on slope and GS of group. CU of penguin resting on rock with good view of long fibrous eye-stripe and crest. VS Rockhoppers laying eggs, with newly hatched chicks and hopping from one rock to another. High shot over Rockhoppers of cliff edge with swirling kelp in sea below. WS of mountain then CU of Gentoo Penguin sitting on it's nest. VS Gentoos and CU of their heads with delicate spots and white stripes.
Access No. 138353 | 1 min 47 secs | 1950s | Macquarie Island, Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
GS elephant seal near water's edge roaring at camera. WS of large group of elephant seals lying huddled tightly together at edge of water. CU of Elephant seal opening mouth wide like a yawn to camera. CUs of other seals yawning and flaring nostrils. CU of elephant seal shedding skin and scratching itself with flipper. Good MS of newly shed seal suddenly looking towards camera. VS lolling in water and moving slowly on land.
Access No. 138354 | 1 min 33 secs | 1950s | Macquarie Island, Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |
WS of seaweed and rocks near edge of beach with penguin in foreground and GS albatross flying over water.
Access No. 138355 | 29 secs | 1950s | Macquarie Island, Antarctica | © NFSA | Colour |