|Male Hooker Sealion - Enderby Island|
|King Penguins - Macquarie Island|
This region of the world is one the last great unspoiled places on earth. Mans influence has been minimal with the only exploitation having been tourism. This has been fairly well controlled but already there are signs of lack of control with tourist vessels becoming damaged and fishing excesses. Everyone who visits the area comes back committed to conserving these polar (and even sub-Antarctic) areas.
Just think that these King Penguins were slaughtered in their millions on Macquarie Island for their oil. The penguins are now back in their millions. And the entrepreneur orchestrating this slaughter is dead and gone. Only a few rusting remains of the rendering plants remain. Penguins rule again!! But beware - we are running short of oil again.