They own this part of the globe, and maybe that’s why it’s so special. It may be one of the last places on earth where man hasn’t taken over. A world where humans are not the center of attention – that’s exactly what draws me here. The wildlife in Antarctica is vast and certainly special. You are entering their world - from birds to seals, to penguins, to krill, to whales – they all go on in their circle of life hunting each other in the freezing cold waters they have adapted to.
A ferocious animal in the water, this Leopard Seal and young baby nursing on an iceberg barely moved as we pulled the zodiak up close for a look.
When humans step into their world, they barely blink. A penguin may stop and stare, and then move right on by you within inches knowing that you are no threat. Go enter the animal kingdom of Antarctica while you can!
How to get there: Cruise through the Drake Passage and set foot on the 7th Continent. There are lots of options for Antarctica cruises - I used Expedition Trips. http://www.expeditiontrips.com/