Amazing Antarctica in Photos

Antarctica is a dream destination for many. It's the final frontier. The 7th continent. Once you've been everywhere, you'll want to visit Antarctica. These Antarctica pictures will entice you to finally book that polar expedition.


Chinstrap Penguins named so because of their obvious chinstrap pattern on their face

Amazing Antarctica in Photos

January is the perfect time of year to visit Antarctica. We started our expedition on January 30 and it turned out to be the most incredible time to visit the continent.

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An adolescent penguin comes over to say hello

Newly hatched penguins had now grown to adolescence. They developed the most curious nature by the time they had grown a bit.

When we'd land on the shore after a good day of kayaking or exploring on the zodiacs, young penguins would waddle over to see what we were up to.


Beautiful layers of blue ice in the icebergs

The wildlife of Antarctica was outstanding with whales breaching, seals sleeping, birds flying, and penguins playing right before our eyes.

But it was the landscape of Antarctica that truly took our breaths away.

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Beautiful Antarctica ice and skies

Many of his stunning Antarctica photos had never seen the light of day due to catching flights and moving onto the next location.

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A penguin looks back over the shore of the continent.

So it's time to show you the best of Antarctica pictures like this lone penguin.

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A beautiful whale breach: This whale stayed with our ship for 45 minutes!

Check out: 11 of the Best Things to do in Antarctica

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A whale shows off his tail in this amazing whale fluke capture.

Antarctica Ice

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Iceberg reflections in the still water

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Ice, ice, and more ice

Old Whaling Stations

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Old oil drums on abandoned whaling station

Old abandoned whaling stations can be visited when taking an expedition to Antarctica. This is a ruin on Deception Island. Back in the day, it was a large whaling station where they slaughtered whales for their oil.

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Crumbled building on Deception Island


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We even camped on the continent of Antarctica.

More Images of Antarctica

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Each day we'd leave the ship to go out and explore by Zodiac.


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Our guide Solen kayaking around an iceberg

We spent several days kayaking in Antarctica. It was the most serene and peaceful thing we've ever done. There was nothing but the sound of ice crackling and our paddles dipping into the cold water.

We could move silently as to not disturb wildlife and we came very close to seals sleeping on floating ice, penguins jumping and we even had a whale breach right behind our group of 12 paddlers.


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Seal basking in the sun


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This guy looks so content!

Can't get enough of penguins

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The Penguin highway in Antarctica.


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A penguin checks out his own reflection.

Let us be honest with you. Penguins smell. When you land on shore to observe a colony, the stench immediately hits you. It's a mixture of fish and feces.

However, they are so darn cute that soon your nose gets used to the smell and you could sit for hours watching them. We saw a lot of penguins in Antarctica, but each viewing was as exciting, cute and fascinating as the first.

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We never tired of penguins in Antarctica.

When visiting the continent you are not allowed to approach penguins closer than 5 meters. But, if you stand or sit very still, they may approach you and that is completely allowed!

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A whole lotta penguin love going on.

Stunning Beauty

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A glorious way to start the day


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Brash ice leads out from an iceberg


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Snowcapped mountains of Antarctica's mainland in the distance


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A stop at the British Base is a must. You can do some shopping and send a postcard home!

Read: Antarctica or the Arctic? How Do You Choose Your Polar Expedition?

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Whale bones pieced together to make a full whale carcass. It's huge!


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Whale bones are common to see when walking on beach shores at abandoned whaling stations.


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The tranquil scenery of Antarctica



Paddling the calm waters of Paradise Bay, Antarctica


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Icicles form on a giant iceberg in Antarctica

Our travels to Antarctica were courtesy of Quark Expeditions. The leader in Polar adventures.

Read More:

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The Ominous Deception Island in Antarctica

Antarctica Travel Guide

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