When it’s winter in the northern hemisphere, the great white southern continent shakes off its heavy winter coat. It’s summer in Antarctica – and the time when you can do an Antarctica expedition cruise.
Penguins will mate and give birth.
Weddell and leopard seal pups will sun themselves on the ice.
Whales will cavort in the icy waters.
And while Antarctica is a harsh frozen place during its winter, it really isn’t all that cold during its summer.
Between November and March, the Antarctic Peninsula (the area most visitors explore) averages about 20 F (-6 C). Mild enough that you can even go for a quick polar dip :-).
Antarctica expedition cruise photos
Here are some of our photos from cruising Antarctica with Lindblad Expeditions: