Antarctica is the last discovered continent where wildlife and nature exist without excessive pressures of man.
The dramatic mountains, glaciers, iceburgs and ocean provide a backdrop to the lives of the widlife who have adapted to living here.
During the brief summer months of light, an astounding abundance of life returns to crowd the headlands and beaches.
Many varieties of penguins and seals as well as a huge number of bird species can be seen during your visit. Watching whales is a great bonus. The "heroic age" of Shackleton, Amundsen and others a hundred years ago opened Antarctica to the world.
Timelessness is the key word, says Carol Kasza. It begins with the light - until you've experienced an Arctic summer, you can't conceive of the abundance of time that 24 hours of daylight gives you.
In this remote wilderness, we're free not only from the harried pace of city life, but free from the constraints of time itself.
There is a lot to explore, polar bears, walrus, seals, and even Arctic foxes haunt the ice edge, while millions of seabirds breed and raise their young on ledges and barren islands.
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