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.
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.
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.
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.
Many of his stunning Antarctica photos had never seen the light of day due to catching flights and moving onto the next location.
So it's time to show you the best of Antarctica pictures like this lone penguin.
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Old Whaling Stations
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.
More Images of Antarctica
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.
Can't get enough of penguins
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.
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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Our travels to Antarctica were courtesy of Quark Expeditions. The leader in Polar adventures.