It takes deep pockets, warm clothing and an extreme sense of adventure to visit Antarctica. About 38,000 visitors go to this end of the earth each year via air, sea and land expeditions, not counting the few thousand scientist who conduct research there. It’s a big increase since Antarctic tourism began in the 1950s, but its a paltry figure compared to the rest of the world. Chances are you haven’t been there yet. Sit back and armchair travel to this southernmost continent and see what you’re missing. Here are 15 amazing images of Antarctica.
1. Antarctica is 98% Covered in Ice
This compressed glacial ice often takes on a deep blue hue that is visually stunning.