For centuries, Antarctica has captured our imaginations. From the historic first explorers of the 1800s to the bold scientists of today, we continue to be captivated by the wonders held within Antarctica’s icy plains.
As the world’s last unexplored wilderness, Antarctica is shrouded in mystery, and as a land of extremes, it’s also great at keeping its secrets.
The harsh conditions, freezing temperatures and barren landscapes make Antarctica inhospitable to humans. The frozen continent is about 1.5 times the size of the United States and 99 percent is covered in ice, making up 90 percent of all the ice on Earth.
Despite this, scientists have forged on, discovering blood red waterfalls, ancient fossils, peculiar natural phenomenons and incredible creatures. They’ve even managed to discover a world beneath the ice, from salty underground lakes to a huge mountain range hidden below.