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Unique Moments In Antarctica

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The remarkable experiences one can enjoy in Antarctica include hiking up a snowy mountain peak, swimming in Whaler's Bay, and seeing the amazing southern light. Many moments on this dramatic continent are one of a kind.
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There is nothing quite like pretending you are a wildlife biologist, even if only for a few minutes, during your visit to Antarctica. Because not many people visit the continent, most wild animals haven’t developed a fear of humans, which means...
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While most people visit Antarctica as very temporary guests, some intrepid souls call this continent home for extended periods of time. There are many bases on the Antarctic continent, staffed by nations of the Antarctic Treaty System. Most of...
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If you have Instagram or spend more than five minutes on Twitter, you've no doubt noticed that people around the world love a good sunset. Lest you think this isn’t possible in Antarctica, think again! While cruising around the ice-covered...
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Reaching the bay of this strange island isn’t easy; ships must navigate the narrow entranceway known simply as Neptune’s Bellows. But this unique geography is what has made the island one of the safest ports in Antarctica. In fact, even the term...
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Sure, you can go whale watching in hundreds of places around the world, but believe me the experience is even better in the waters around Antarctica. Many types of whales pass through these icy waters as part of their annual migration routes,...
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While cruising around Antarctica, you will usually be on the fringes of the continent, stopping at islands and ice floes. There are opportunities, though, to actually set foot on the continent itself, like at Brown Bluff. Located at the northern...
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Sure, in photos they look cute and snuggly. But once you're up close to a massive seal, separated only by a few feet, one's perception suddenly changes. Antarctica is home to many species of seal, including the fur and leopard seals. Leopard seals...
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Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
While many people brave Drake Passage and cruise to Antarctica from South America, an increasingly popular option is to just fly there directly. So-called fly-cruises eliminate the waste of time and gut-wrenching experience of the Drake and...
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Crossing the notorious Drake Passage on an expedition-style cruise to Antarctica is on the bucket list of many brave travelers around the world. This body of water, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is known for its unpredictable weather...