Antarctica - Pictures, Facts, History 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 to travel to Antarctica on a cruise
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.
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.
Most recently added and updated pages
Antarctica: Antarctic Treaty Countries | Dennis Lillie - Marine Biologist | Military Guards and Other Myths | The Ross Sea Party - Shackleton | Filchner - Second German Antarctic Expedition 1911-13 | What if all the Ice in Antarctica Melted? | What if Antarctica was a country? | Winter Survival | Antarctica Mysteries
The Antarctic Shrine - Standish Backus
Sir Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition of 1907 hut 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 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, Anartica or Antartic - but also Antártida l'Antarctique Antarktika 南極洲 القارة القطبية الجنوبية Antártica Антарктида 南極