24 Breathtaking Photos of Antarctica, One of the Remote Regions in the World
One of the most remote parts of the world contains some of the most beautiful photos.
Antarctica is the least densely populated continent and mostly covered in ice. Even though not many people visit Antarctica, there are still many stunning wonders to behold. From wildlife to scientific research, Antarctica is a place full of intrigue. Here are 20 of the most remote places on Earth.
The Collins glacier
Located on King George Island off the coast of Antarctica, the Collins glacier is a sad reminder of how climate change has impacted the environment. For the past decade, the glacier has retreated and melted away. Tourists tend to come to King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, as the first stop en route to the mainland of Antarctica.
Icebergs and glaciers
Icebergs appear in a variety of shapes and forms, and this is iceberg floating before a glacier on the Western Antarctic Peninsula is no exception. These stunning sculptures are carved by freezing wind, cold temperatures, and water.
An Adelie penguin
While Antarctica is called the land of ice, there are actually many green areas on the continent. Here, an Adelie penguin has a bit of fun on a rock at Yalour Island in Antarctica.
It may take a few moments to fully grasp and recognize what's in an image. On a section covered in snow in Yalour Island in Antarctica, Adelie penguins stand in the foreground and in the background. Here are 11 real places that look like optical illusions.
A seal's home
Antarctica is home to a variety of animals including seals, penguins, whales, and birds. Here, a Weddell seal is perfectly poised on the shore in Antarctica. Here are 9 true stories that prove animals feel the same emotions we do.
A royal's visit
It's not just tourists who visit Antarctica. On January 14, 2009, Prince Albert II of Monaco went with a team on a journey to the geographical South Pole in Antarctica. Here are 13 of the biggest mysteries surrounding the British royal family.