Gentoo penguins on fringes of Paradise Bay on Antarctic Peninsula..

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Antarctic Peninsula

The most accessible part of the continent, the beautiful Antarctic Peninsula extends a welcoming arm north toward South America’s Tierra del Fuego as if beckoning visitors. And intrepid travelers do come, for the Antarctic Peninsula, the warmest part of the continent (facetiously called the ‘Banana Belt’) is Antarctica’s major breeding ground for seabirds, seals and penguins.


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The eternal lure of icebergs: fulfilling a life-long dream of visiting Antarctica

Mar 10, 2020 • 7 min read