wildlife in antarctica


Head underwater to catch emperor penguins swimming and fishing, Antarctica


Whale Watching in Antarctica


An *epic* second trip of the season, this time an Antarctic Classic and for me the opportunity to work as a camping and kayaking guide. 

We had a beautiful sunset/sunrise camping on Orne Island in amazingly calm conditions, landed with Adelie penguins on 10m+ thick sea ice in the Weddell Sea, bashed through ice on our way to Port Lockroy (and even more ice leaving through the Neumeyer Channel), and kayaked through brash on a bluebird day in Cierva Cove. Incredible!

Swim gym by Laurent Ballesta (France)

A mother introduces her pup to the icy water in east Antarctica in early spring. The pair slide effortlessly between the sheets of the frozen water. Finalist 2017, Behaviour: Mammals

Photograph: Laurent Ballesta/2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year


Always love finding fresh Antarctic travel videos as its such a rare, unknown landscape.

Presenting the fragile wilderness of Antarctica.

‘Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.’ - Albert Einstein.

Wild Antarctica was filmed and produced in 4K by New Zealand cinematographers Aliscia Young and Richard Sidey during several short expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula in early 2017. A special UAV permit was obtained to capture the aerial perspectives.


The terrain and wildlife of Antarctica explored while on a trip through Ushuaia, the Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.