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Antarctica - Pictures, Facts and Travel

antarctica mapbulletMaybe you've been to Antarctica to work or on a cruise and want to reminisce

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Emperor penguin fact file

Whale species

Antarctica mountains, more pictures in the galleryAntarctic Pictures Gallery - Clouds go scurrying by in Antarctica most days, it's the windiest and highest continent as well as the coldest

Adelie penguins on sea-icePictures of Penguins

Antarctic Huskies

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nacreous cloudsNacreous clouds above McMurdo Base, McMurdo Sound - Picture courtesy Alan Light

Antarctica, composite polar day shotComposite 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.

 Picture of an aurora as seen from the International Space Station.Aurora Australis From Space May 24th 2010 - Photograph courtesy Johnson Space Center/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. Photo NASA  - Reto Stockli

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Halley 6 Base and sledge
Aurora Australis over Halley 6 Base
Halley 6 Base and sledge
Halley 6 Base and sledge

Pictures from Michal Krzysztofowicz - Antarctica366 project

Antarctic Shrine - Standish BackusThe Antarctic Shrine - Standish Backus
Sir Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition of 1907hut at Cape Royds, Ross Island. Units of Task Force 43 may be seen several miles off Cape Royds fighting their way through frozen McMurdo Sound behind an icebreaker toward the base at Hut Point. In the background mountains fifty miles away in Victoria Land are pictured. Picture courtesy The Naval History & Heritage Command - USA

The Erebus glacier in Antarctica comes down from Mt. Erebus and protrudes off the coast of Ross Island as an 11-12 km long ice tongue. It is a serrated, blue-rimmed "knife" extending toward image center from the upper right out into snow and ice-covered McMurdo Sound. The smooth white expanse is the 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