Antarctic Landscapes & Wildlife Photography

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.

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