Move over “Happy Feet”! Yes, as Emperor penguins, you’re regal. But we want to talk about other Antarctica penguins too, like perky little Adelies, Chinstraps and shy Gentoo penguins.
Looking for travel information on Antarctica? Read on!
Quick Antarctica information:
About: World’s 5th largest continent covering 5,500,000 sq. miles (14,200,000 sq. km)
Population: 1,000 (in winter) to 5,000 (in summer), depending on the number of researchers living in Antarctica at any given time
Percentage of land covered by ice: 98%
Which country owns Antarctica? None; it’s governed internationally through the Antarctic Treaty
Antarctica trip planning: Find helpful flight, hotel booking and other tips in our Resources guide
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Penguins mate and give birth, Weddell seal pups sun themselves on the ice, and whales cavort in the icy waters. This is cruising Antarctica!
You may think the “great white continent” of Antarctica is white. But its icebergs are blue. In Iceberg Alley, icebergs seem to radiate blue light.