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Antarctica

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l e Buenos Aires ARGENTINA South Ocean Ushuaia Drake Passage Whalers Bay Brown Bluff Petermann Island Cape Horn Antarctic Peninsula Half Moon Island A n t a Weddell Sea r c t i c C i r c South Atlantic Ocean ANTARCTICA THE ”LAST CONTINENT” It is a profound experience to set eyes upon Antarctica for the first time. Breathtaking vistas, otherworldly wildlife and the journey itself leave an indelible mark on visitors. Here is a land of paradoxes: the world’s biggest desert that is also the world’s largest ice sheet, nearly two miles thick. Virtually unexplored just 150 years ago, this continent belongs to no nation, and is protected by an international treaty for peaceful scientific pursuit. 37