Antarctica - Pictures, Facts and Travel
you've been to Antarctica to work or on a cruise and
want to reminisce
Perhaps you haven't been but would love to travel to the Antarctic
Possibly you have no intention of going, but just think Antarctica is a cool place
If you like pictures - we've got stacks of pictures and photographic advice
You may have homework to do so you need facts about Antarctica or its animals
Maybe you're planning an Antarctic cruise or vacation
Find out what you will see, where you'll go and what you need to take in the Antarctica travel guide
Emperor penguin fact file
Antarctic Pictures Gallery - The skies can be very clear and it feels like you can see forever in Antarctica some days, it's the windiest and highest continent as well as the coldest
Pictures of Penguins
High Arctic Pictures
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Composite image of Antarctica and southern hemisphere, South America (top left), Africa (top right) and Australia / New Zealand (bottom right). The earth could never be viewed in this way as in reality one half of this view would be in daylight and the other in darkness.
Satellite Image of the Aurora Australis, Sept 11th 2005 - Photograph courtesy NASA
Ice sheets contain a record of hundreds of thousands of years of past climate, trapped in the ancient snow. Scientists recover this climate history by drilling cores in the ice, up to 3,500 meters (11,000 feet) deep.
Most recently added and updated pages
Antarctica: Scott's Northern Party | The Terra Nova Expedition | Why did Captain Scott Die? | What did Captain Scott die of? | Antarctica Mysteries | Antarctic Regions Maps for Schools | Quick-look: Antarctic Treaty | Antarctic animals | Shackleton Endurance
Amundsen, Scott and
the South Pole
Follow their journeys with "real time" tweets from October to March.
Pictures from Michal Krzysztofowicz - Antarctica366 project
Ice Breaker Penetrating the Ice Pack
Watercolor on paper, 1956. Pack ice consists of massed fragments of sea ice drifting with wind and current. The icebreaker Eastwind is represented towing a non ice-strengthened fuel and stores ship YOG-34 through the Ross Sea pack, overhead a helicopter scouts the ice conditions. Picture courtesy The Naval History & Heritage Command - USA
The Erebus glacier comes down the slopes of Mt. Erebus into the sea off the coast of Ross Island as an 11-12 km long ice tongue. It is a serrated, blue-rimmed "knife" extending into the snow and ice-covered McMurdo Sound. The smooth white expanse is the frozen Southern Ocean. Photograph courtesy of NASA / GSFC / METI / ERSDAC / JAROS, and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.
It's Antarctica or Antarctic - not Antartica or Antartic - but also Antártida l'Antarctique Antarktika 南極洲 القارة القطبية الجنوبية Antártica Антарктида 南極