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Heard Island
Australian Claim 160°-142°E & 136°-45°E
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The Subantarctic Heard Island is a 368-square-kilometre volcanic island located in the middle of the vast Southern Ocean, about 4,000 kilometres south-west of mainland Australia. It is the largest island in the external Australian Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI). The island group became an external Australian territory in 1947,

The highest point on Heard island is the Big Ben volcano, also known as Mawson Peak (2'745m).



Australia 2017, Heard Island.

Titles:
Southern Elephant Seals
Kerguelen Cabbage (Pringlea antiscorbutica) and lichen
King Penguins at Atlas Cove Baudissin Glacier.

 

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