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The Top 5 Reasons to add Antarctica to your bucket list!

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1. Be one of only a few people to Step foot on the 7th continent

Antarctica Hike

2. Enjoy zodiac cruising and get up close to 400 year old icebergs

Zodiac Antarctica

3. Visit historical landing sites, including the Scott Research Centre

Antarctica King Penguin

4. Marvel at thousands of King Penguins and encounter up to 13 other penguin species

Antarctica Sea Spirit Penguins

5. Cross the Arctic Circle and travel furthest south on the planet

 

Undoubtedly Antarctica is one of the most awe-inspiring destinations in the world! For more information on our amazing Expeditions check out: Antarctica Cruises and Travel

 

 

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10 things you might not have known about penguins

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Our Ice Photo today is from the Quark Expeditions passenger slideshow on the December 9, 2012 Antarctic Explorer voyage. Who doesn't love penguins?!

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About…

PENGUINS

  1. They can jump straight out of the water onto the land.
  2. Baby Adelie penguins grow the fastest of all penguins.
  3. Leopard seals are their biggest enemy.
  4. King Penguins can weigh up to 30 pounds.
  5. Penguins lie on their belly and toboggan through the ice and snow.
  6. Just like whales, penguins have a layer of blubber under their skin.
  7. Adelie penguins can move faster than humans can run.
  8. The name is derived from Welsh terms ‘pen’, meaning head and ‘gwyn’, meaning white.
  9. There may be as many as 100 million penguins in the world.
  10. Some prehistoric species grew to enormous sizes, becoming as tall or as heavy as an adult human

Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with #IcePhoto! Follow Quark Expeditions on twitter @quarkexpedition where we share photos and videos and chat about all things polar!

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King penguin chicks

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Today's photo comes from passenger Judith Conning who says "I thought you might like one of my favourite images from South Georgia/Antarctica 2008. About time I did another trip."

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We'd love to have you join us again Judith! Thanks for sending in your photo!

If you'd like to see the incredible king penguin colonies of South Georgia, we recommend our Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica voyage - a photographer's dream!

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A view for two

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Two king penguins take in the view on a perfect Antarctic Day!

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Photo taken by a Quark Expeditions passenger on our Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica voyage.

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That's a lot of penguins!

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An incredible view of the vast amount of king penguins and their chicks in South Georgia. Imagine how noisy this would be!

See this for yourself on one of our South Georgia/Falkland Island voyages.

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Photo by P Levay .

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