The frozen continent has intrigued and fascinated us for generations. While we see a lot more Antarctic images of it in the media due to climate change and global warming coverage, it’s still very much a mystery in so many ways. Here’s a small selection of Antarctic landscapes and wildlife photography that capture some of that history, mystery and spectacular scenery.

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Grounded Iceberg of Mawson Antarctica

Grounded iceberg showing morain layers accumulated many years previously when the ice was part of the Antarctic icecap. Image taken off Australia’s Mawson base.. Photo © Matt Brading.

PENGUIN, Chinstrap – Pygoscelis antarctica

Chinstrap penguins resting on blue iceberg, off South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. Photo © Andrew Henley.

Vestfold Hills, Antarctica

Walker beside hyper-saline lake in an ice free area in the Vestfold Hills, near Davis Station, Antarctica. Photo © Matt Brading.

Emporer Penguin feeding a chick

Adult emporer penguin regurgitating food for chick. Taken at the Auster Colony, located near Australia’s Mawson Station in Antarctica. Photo © Matt Brading.

CHANNEL, Lemaire – Antarctic Peninsula

Sunrise over glassey waters in Lemaire Channel, Antarctic Peninsula. Photo © Andrew Henley.

PENGUIN, Adelie – Pygoscelis adeliae

Adelie penguin walking through arch on grounded iceberg, Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Photo © Andrew Henley.

PENGUIN, Adelie – Pygoscelis adeliae

Adelie penguin on iceberg. Pleneau Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Photo © Andrew Henley.

CHANNEL, Lemaire – Antarctic Peninsula

Sunrise over glassey waters in Lemaire Channel, Antarctic Peninsula. Photo © Andrew Henley.

Crevasse Abseiling

Looking up out of a crevasse in the antarctic ice cap. These ”slots” can reach down hundreds of metres below the surface and reveal an other-worldy blue. Photo © Matt Brading.

PENGUIN, Adelie – Pygoscelis adeliae

Group of Adelie penguins porpoising past blue iceberg. Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Photo © Andrew Henley.

PENGUIN, Adelie – Pygoscelis adeliae

Adelie penguins walkingpast gap between grounded icebergs. Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Photo © Andrew Henley.

PENGUIN, Gentoo – Pygoscelis papua

Gentoo penguin on nest next to whale vertebra. Calling from nest showing two eggs and brood patch, Aitcho Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Photo © Andrew Henley.

PENGUIN, Adelie – Pygoscelis adeliae

Adelie penguin walking through arch on grounded iceberg, Paulet Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Photo © Andrew Henley.

Kloa Emporer Penguin Colony

Kloa Emporer Penguin Colony. Adults and Chicks assembled on the sea ice at Kloa, west of Australia’s Maswon base, Antarctica. Photo © Matt Brading.

Kloa Emporer Penguin Colony

Kloa Emporer Penguin Colony. Adults and Chicks assembled on the sea ice at Kloa, west of Australia’s Maswon base, Antarctica. Photo © Matt Brading.

I’ve always felt very fortunate to have had the opportunities to visit Antarctica and I’m sure the other photographers represented here feel the same. And while most people will have seen plenty of stunning Antarctic images and footage already, I hope this selection of images might have given you an insight into why it becomes so special on a personal level once you set foot on the ice. It quickly becomes more than a spectacular, pristine environment, and instead becomes a major part of your life experience… those amazing vistas become framed by the sensory and emotional overload comes with it. The extreme weather, the amazing people, the wildlife, the serene isolation… it’s no surprise that so many of us who make it down there can ever stop with just one visit.

This photo selection was prepared by Matt Brading. You can view more photography from Matt here.

Matt Brading: Personal Website

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