No matter where you have been and what you have seen on previous travel one thing is true - Antarctica is unlike anywhere, or anything, you've ever experienced. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the prestine wilderness and set foot in a world where wildlife is unafraid of humans, where the only sound you hear is the cracking of glaciers, and where you know you've traveled well beyond the horizon.
The awe-inspiring landscapes of Antarctica have remained virtually unchanged since the day the first explorers set eyes upon them. It is the coldest, driest, highest, and cleanest continent on Earth. There are no permanent human inhabitants, but it is home to millions of penguins, seals, and birds. During the austral summer, its shores are a feeding ground for thousands of whales. You can also see shoals of penguins swimming out to sea to hunt for krill, the torpedo-like leopard seal patrolling the shorelines, and the singing humpback whale as it acrobatically breaches the water. Since the first great explorers raced each other to the South Pole, Antarctica has been the place for the more adventurous. Today, human activity is limited to tourism and science, with research stations monitoring everything from the Antarctic ecosystem to climate change, since the area is considered key to understanding the health issues of our globe.
Read more about the wildlife of Antarctica:
Meet the Penguins of Antarctica
The predators of Antarctica - and other mesmerizing animals