|Lord Howe Island is clearly marked just to the east of the word Newcastle in the Tasman Sea.|
It is on the edge of the Lord Howe Rise, an extensive seamount chain stretching north for some 1000km,
surrounded by water more than 4000m deep.
|The sizes of the two islands give an idea of the remoteness of the pyramid from Lord Howe.|
Map courtesy of Oregon State University.
|Ball's Pyramid looming in the distance from Clear Place, on the north-east coast of Lord Howe, |
at least 30km away.
|Mount Eliza, far north-west corner of the island.|
|Mount Gower (above) and Mount Lidgbird (below) from the sea.|
|The only thing that distracts the eye is the abundance of seabirds, and especially the wheeling |
Flesh-footed Shearwaters Puffinus carneipes, whose main breeding areas include Lord Howe.
|The sheer wall of rock rising half a kilometre above us is very dramatic indeed.|
|A wider angle shot of the pyramid, from close up on the south side.|
|Flesh-footed Shearwaters, above and below.|
The tubular nostrils, characteristic of the group, are clearly visible above.
|Grey Ternlets Procelsterna albivitta and Common Noddies Anous stolidus,above and below.|
|Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, courtesy Melbourne Zoo.|