This page is meant as a huge
thank you to those people who make the effort to email
me and say nice things
about this site. The intention when I started it was that
this site would be "finished" about 8 years ago
some 4 years after
I started it in 2001, but thanks to you my to-do list is longer
than it ever has been.
Thank you Mr. Ward for this
site of yours! I am traveling in December to the
Sandwich Islands and the Antarctica Peninsula and
was browsing sites for pictures and descriptions of
the wildlife I hope to see. Your photos, knowledge
of the animals and experiences with them kept me
very interested. I will continue to educate myself
and am so excited for my trip. Thanks again.
I just wanted to mention how
impressed I was with your website, Cool Antarctica.
I chose this website out of hundreds of sites to do
a virtual field trip for my Earth Science. You
did a fabulous job and I felt like I was right
there. In particular, my study is on icebergs
and I loved the spectacular photos on the site with
the information. Kudos to you and your team!
The site is phenomenal!
Sheri Lynch - Located on the warmer side of the
globe Orlando, Florida USA
Great site, I will doing a solo snowshoe trek
across the San Juan Mtns in Silverton, Colorado,
your site has helped. Thanks.
I didn't "borrow" any of your photos for a
specific purpose. I just like to revisit your site
because it brings back great memories of my trip to
the Southern Ocean several years ago. Antarctica is
the only place on earth that calls to me still and
these wonderful photos help take me back. Many
Mike Caldwell Long Island, New York
This is just
to congratulate you for your superb website. It is a
must for everyone who shares the same passion for
that place! Please keep on with it! I have been a
frequent visitor since first time I accessed it.
Julio Grande - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Wow, GREAT Site Brings back a lot of memories.
Spent Summer 69 at South Pole, wintered-Over at
McMurdo 69-70 Season. Its Nice on the Ice, its
Peachy in CHCH but its Great in the States.
Rice RM2 - Operation Deep Freeze Detachment Alpha
winter-Over Frontiers 70.
I enjoyed your site very much. An old boyfriend
of mine was a Navy Seabee and he was stationed there
in October 69/70. Looking at your pictures I could
imagine what it was like for him to see these same
awesome sights back then. Thank you so much.
Mary Beerman -
I'm currently reading "The Terror" and came
across your site while I was doing some online
research on the expedition of the Northwest passage.
Your enthusiasm is infectious, and your photography
is absolutely beautiful. I am also a diver, and I
think you are more than slightly mental for doing
your first dives under the ice, and hope that you
will go (or already have been) to Mexico or the
Caribbean to see how the other fish live. There
aren't any fur seals there though, unfortunately for
us, but there is plenty of other life to suit you, I
think. To hear your dreams of going to Antarctica
and then to actually be fortunate enough to get to
live out your dream of going there is quite
fantastic. I just wanted to drop you a quick line to
let you know how much I am enjoying your site, and I
hope to be able to spend some more quantity time on
it when I am able to peruse at my leisure. Your
students are very lucky to have you! What a breadth
of knowledge that you have garnered and are able to
share with them.
Kelly Norman, Texas USA
Hey I am from Pakistan your site ROCKS! it help
me a lot in my "GEOGRAPHY" project thanks for the
information that you have been given to your
I read and feel like home. Thanks to the creators
for a good resource!
I'm in yr8 and studying Antarctica in geography
and we need to find 4 pictures that would be
appropriate as a postcard. I couldn't believe what
beautiful pictures you have got of everything you
would ever need. thank-you for such a wonderful and
very informing site.
Kirsty Hambly England, UK
I love this website-everything. It shows just how
wonderful and fascinating Nature can be. One moment
one might think that Antarctica was so cruel to the
early explorers, but the next moment, one might
think how beautiful the cycles of life in Antarctica
can be. This absolutely brilliant website shows how
we, humans, should appreciate everything before it's
gone. I'm in grief that all this, the world and
Antarctica, might be gone from global warming. I
truly love this world, deep, deep in my heart even
though there are others who might not. And, of
course, this website. Thank you for setting up this
website. Thank you for letting others realise the
beauty of everything in this world, and, of course,
Antarctica. Thank you.
Sandy Dong Sydney,
I am a learning Support Assistant for children
with special needs and I have been using your web
site to help me find and adapt information for the
children to use in class. The site is easy to
navigate and so informative - thank you for saving
me hours of research! The photographs are
incredible, what a wonderful and beautiful place
Beverly Jagoe - NSW
I really loved the Animal pictures, they were the
best, especially the Seals, Whales and Penguins, I
love the whole atmosphere of the website/page, its
just like its a whole new Generation of Learning and
all, Why Can't more people make sites like these?
These days there doesn't seem too be much enthusiasm
to make more like these so therefore I will give it
a very best rating of 9/10 which is 90% which is
well above average. My Favourite picture was of the
Whales, all species from the Killer Whales to the
Minke to the Humpbacks, they are all just amazing
creatures that I wish I had one as a pet, but
unfortunately I can't because I don't have a place
large enough to keep one as a pet. The Seals were
cute. The Information was really really really
informative, didn't know that much about the place
until I came to this site/page which was good. I
love this site too bits and I also loved the photos
Miss Megan Emily Jones -
Bardon, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
I thoroughly enjoyed your Web site. I'm a
nature-lover, though I am probably not going to make
it down to Antarctica--but I might. Your photos
inspire me. Thanks.
I am enjoying your Cool Antarctica website
pictures. My husband is down there now and hasn't
had a chance (or a clear day) to get out to take
pictures so it's been fun seeing where he is through
your photos! Thank you!
Nan O'Pray - Beaufort, NC
Thanks so much for Cool Antarctica. I read
through the whole slide show fascinated. Beautifully
presented and a great resource. Trouble is now - I
want to go !
Keep up the good work , it is appreciated.
Dear Mr. Ward, My name is Nishtha and I am 15
years old. I am doing a project on Antarctica and
truthfully speaking I was feeling lazy to search all
the sites individually, given to me by my teacher. I
was in the process of doing so when I chanced upon
your site. grumbling I opened it, and thank god that
I opened it. It has been of such great help to me.
All the information under one roof. I love the way
you have compiled everything. It makes it so much
easier to read as well as understand. I like the way
you have added humor to even serious stuff. Other
sites make the same things so boring and stiff that
half the pleasure in researching goes.
Dear Paul, I just wanted to thank you for sharing
your wonderful, glorious photos of the Antarctica
critters. I was browsing for shoes and ended up at
your site (still not sure how but am grateful) and
I've thoroughly enjoyed your pictures and stories.
How kind and thoughtful of you to share so much; you
renew faith in mankind. I wish you joy----you gave
Joy - Marsha
This is a fabulous site. It is very educative and
the pictures are awesome.
Shagun Daga - India
Really enjoyed you website!!! Great photos!
Vanessa Jones - Lilburn,
Georgia / United States
This site is amazing. Thank you. I start my first
teaching practice in a week and have been looking
for pictures to inspire the children. That is most
certainly what they will do. very informative and
has formed the grounding for much of my planning.
Amy Leigh Sharp
I love your site, the pictures are phenomenal! I
teach preschool and am writing to let you know that
we are using some of your photos to enhance our unit
of study for Antarctica. Thank you so much for your
hard work and willingness to share your photos.
Cool Antarctica is a great site. Very informational.
I learned a lot.
I should by now have been sleeping for at least
one hour to be awake for my exam tomorrow morning,
but I could not stop reading this great site. Next
Friday I start my first trip to Antarctica. I can't
hardly wait. I'm in one way glad that I did not find
this pages sooner. They are so good and full of
useful information that I would not have been able
to study at all for my exam. I'll be coming back
often both before and after my visit to Antarctica.
Inger - Stockholm, Sweden
Thank you SOOO much for the cool Antarctica
pictures!! I am leaving in about 5 weeks to go to
Antarctica, and people ask WHY?!!!. Now I shall send
them to your web site, and just forget trying to
explain "Why". It's been a dream of mine for over 40
years and it is almost here! We'll stop at
the Iguazu Falls on the way down. Thanks again and I
haven't even seen ALL your pictures!
I'm only a child but some day I would like to go
to Antarctica and see all the wonderful sights and
experience the challenges it brings me but for now
all I can do is dream. I'll dream on until that
moment comes the moment when I get the chance to go
to Antarctica like the people before me. Everyone
that has gone before me is an idol to me!!
I found your website for my daughter to reference
for her report. I couldn't stop browsing the site
and find myself coming back time and time again.
Thank you for this site. It is Awesome! Marvelous!
Fabulous! Stupendous! Incredible!
Extraordinary! Sensational! Spectacular! Phenomenal!
Mom of a 6th Grader -
This site rocks best it is the best site ever
information on this site is really informative and
the pictures are great!! I am in year 6 it was so
good for my project thanx for the info and pics I
loved it and by the way I got 100% on my project!!!!
Zoe - Australia
These pictures are awesome. Our Children's church
curriculum is taken place in Antarctica. I really
appreciate allowing us to copy these pictures. Now
everyone who comes to the classroom will feel like
they are in Antarctica. The children will get to
experience Antarctica through these pictures and see
how beautiful it really is. Thank you so much. You
helped make these lessons exciting and real.
Christine Rundell -
Wichita KS USA
I just so happened to stumble across this site
when working on an Internet scavenger hunt for my
4th grade students. This is a great site, with lots
of terrific pictures - ones that I know my students
will love. Most of my students have never seen snow
(We live in a Southern California desert), and they
have no idea what 'cold' weather is. Thanks for the
great info and the great pictures. I know my
students will LOVE this site!
T. Feffer - USA
Thank you very much for this site, we are so
lucky to live on a planet with such a wonderful eco
system as this. I have made various speeches on
Antarctica and using this web site to help me I feel
I have swayed many people into my way of thinking
Sam x - Sheffield
The galleries are stunning! We are so lucky to
inhabit this beautiful, vibrant planet.
Deena - USA
This is a really good site! it has really amazing
photographs! I am doing revision on my exams about
Antarctica and Whaling! so very sad whaling is!
Kate - Australia
Thank you for creating such a fantastic website,
all the pictures, info, text...are GREAT!! Just
can't believe that we are losing all of these
cute&lovely animals & scenery ...God. I've gotta do
something!!! btw, have already ask my Dad for this
trip. (lol). Again, thank you sooooooo much!!!
Please keep going! Love&cheers xXx
Margaret - US citizen in
Hello - Thank you for creating your site. Just
stumbled upon it. Wow !
Hi just wanted to say I'm in year 6 and have to
study Antarctica for the term so I have been asked
to do a project about Antarctica and your pictures
have been a great help thanks,
Hey Paul this website is fab! but you should
really have something on the types of ice there, it
would help with high school assignments. thanks!
Izzybelle - New York
This website is awesome! The cutest pics of
Antarctica I've ever seen! great work! :):):)
Isabella DiMarco -
Hello, Just wanted to let you know how much I
have enjoyed viewing your wonderful photo`s..
excellent work well done.. many thanks for letting
me see. Kind regards
You can visit and get beautiful photos, but
please don't pollute this place. Such lovely place
is only one in the world, and some cute animals are
living here. Pollution can destroy this place and
I think that we should protect to Antarctica.
because now days, we has used and we are destroying
it. So many kinds of animals lose their habitat so I
think we need to protect to Antarctica. It is really
You have done an excellent job. I really felt I
was in Antarctica. The site was very informative.
The picture were awesome. KEEP UP THE GOOD
Aswani - UAE
This website is cool!!! All the pictures are
fabulous and It is great for all kids, as a student,
this site has helped me a lot, but I still don't
agree with promoting cruises in Antarctica as it
kills many animals. Anyway, your site is good.
Kate - Umina
This site is so cool. But next time please add
more interesting facts for young kids. Thank you!!!!
Rabz - Australia
I absolutely love this website it is the best. I
come on her every single day. IIIIIIIIIIII
IIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTT! - lOVE jESS
Jessica - Alabama
Just wanted to say, the photos are brilliant,
you've captured scenes that many of us will never
experience, except through the photos of those lucky
enough to have actually made it to one of the last
wildernesses. Your pictures definitely do justice to
the area, and allow some of the lounge chair
travelers to dream.
Karen - Sydney Australia
THIS WEBSITE IS THE BEST!!! I have done many
projects and I have you to thank. I love the cute
pictures in the pictures link. CoolAntarctica is the
Kate - Australia
I love your site, it is so helpful and fun. I
love the pictures! Even though I am not very old,
there is no stopping me from having an opinion. Once
again, your site is truly the best. P.S: In future,
try not to promote Antarctica Cruises. It hurts the
John Pottermas - England
I love the information that u have given me!
Thank you! Warm regards.
Mike - Denver
Thank you for adding the subtitles at the bottom
of each photo. It strengthened my interest into each
photo taken. I am directing a program at our school
called "PASSPORT TO THE WORLD". We study a Continent
a month. I knew nothing about Antarctica and your
website was very informative. Thank you for your
Laura Carlin - Marine
City, Michigan USA
This was the best website I used for my
assignment and it gave me heaps of ideas and it got
me an A++. Thank you soo much.
Sophie - Australia
Thank you for this amazing website, it is really
cool and gave me loads of stuff to use.
Harriet - UK
My whole class loves this web site so much!!!!!!
Amber Craig - NSW
We are learning about ANTARCTICA. This is all the
information about Antarctica. I stayed on the
internet all night. I would really like to see more
on the cute penguins. I would really really like to
see more on the seals. By the way your site is
"Flavour" - New Zealand
Hi, Thought I'd take the time to tell you how
much I enjoy your website. It is one of the most
interesting sites I have found in years. Keep up the
Great site. Really helped with my geography
project. The pictures were great. Put your web page
in my resources so other could visit.
Michael Boutwell - Mims,
This site is great. Lots of great info and
extraordinary pictures. Thanks for sharing
your work with us all!
Jackie - Midlothian, TX -
This website provides great information but I
would just like to express my deepest concern for
the future well being of Antarctica. According to
the SOSE Alive text book (2002) there are more
tourists than scientists on the ice. This is a
disturbing figure displaying that people see at as a
tourist attraction instead of a place of natural
beauty! Well done to the people who care about the
environment and remember your opinion counts!
Dana Dixon - Adelaide,
I feel so sadly, about global warming. I care so
deeply, so many people don't care. I pray that
people will realize, what this is doing. I hope I
can visit one day, because it's so beautiful there.
Michelle - Tennessee USA
Great website, very interesting. Shame your
pictures of the Falklands are not more recent, real
real shame, its an amazing and beautiful place, the
pictures really don't do it justice. By the way the
ship the Lady Elizabeth is not in Falkland Sound it
is in Stanley Harbour. Falkland Sound is the water
that separates East and West Falkland. Other than
that I enjoyed your website. The Falklands is well
worth a visit no matter how long people go for, a
day or 2 in and around Stanley is probably
sufficient but there is so much more to see!
Remember it is the size of Wales! And the people are
fantastic! Thanx for reading, bye!
Katy Helena Lettly
Great Site!! I just wanted to see what Antarctica
was like because its around 99 Fahrenheit here.
Someday I wanna visit there too.
Ryan - Winter Haven,
This site was great we learnt a lot about
Nicole and Brianna -
Eidsvold and Mundubbera
THIS site is ze best I'm in year 6 I had a
project and this site gave me tones of info about
Jack / Australia
This site has given me a lot of valuable info on
Antarctica. It does not sound so far fetched from
the Movie "The Day After Tomorrow". I think more
people need to read this stuff, then they will
realize how fragile our environment really is.
Anthony - NJ/USA
This Site is very informative for people like me
residing on the sub continent and who wishes to
travel to places less known. carry on the great
Ronny Sridhran - Mumbai,
Hey this is an ok website. It is very
Tiffanie - US
When I went onto this site it helped he so much
with my homework if I didn't I would of got told off
by my teacher so thank you once again you rule and
I'm going on it again you
Tabitha - Wellington
This is a really cool site it helped me a whole
lot with my project & I learned a whole lot in the
process. Thanks a bundle.
Shawn Salam - Brisbane Australia (p.s I'm a girl by
Paul, What a wonderful website!! I only wish I
knew of this site before I did my trip a couple of
years ago. It's truly a place 'to die for' isn't it?
Many thanks for the wonderful photos and info.
Lynda - Australia.
Today I came across the term Fohn bank and my
curiosity lead me to your site. The information is
perfect - concise and interesting. The photos are
absolutely incredible. Looking at many of them
reminded me of being a little boy and daydreaming
into strange paintings of places I'd never been.
Blaine Palmer - Norman
My Brownie pack is looking at Antarctica and
climate change - this is FANTASTIC resource you have
created, pitched at a good level for students, not
hysterical, lovely pictures. Many thanks & keep up
the good work.
Philippa Bushell, Devon,
This info page has helped me and my friend Linda
gather the information we need to write our search
report and thanks to you we received an A+ on our
report thank you.
Great web site. Loved all the pictures of the
Pole and McMurdo. Point of interest, when we were
building the dome the tunnels under it were called "utilico
tunnels" I was part of the winter crew at the old
Pole and had a lot of friends in MCB 71 who were
building the "new" station. When I left, the Dome
was complete, but the Wonder Arch across the front
was not in place. I was called out the station
several times during the summer before my 1980
Winter-over. I was sent out from McMurdo because of
my knowledge of the station and it's equipment. I
would go back to the "Ice" in a micro second if I
G.W. Davis, Irrigon, OR,