Seals and whales first attracted humans to Antarctica. But that didn’t go so well for them–they were hunted nearly to extinction.
These days, penguins are a major draw. And it’s no wonder–for comical antics and all-around cuteness, penguins are hard to beat. On land they’re clumsy and slow. In the water, it’s a different story as they fly gracefully and speedily through the water.
Guidebooks for Antarctica
If you're looking for a guidebook to make the most of your visit, these are some of the most popular ones currently for Antarctica. Some are available in both paper and e-book formats.
- Lonely Planet, Alexis Averbuck, Cathy Brown
- Publisher: Lonely Planet
- Bradt Travel Guides
- Tony Soper
- Antarctica Cruising Guide Includes Antarctic Peninsula Falkland Islands South Georgia and Ross Sea
- Peter Carey, Craig Franklin
- Antarctic Wildlife A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species of the Antarctic and Subantarctic...
- James Kavanagh, Waterford Press
- Lonely Planet
- Lonely Planet, Alexis Averbuck