Antarctica Animals – Wildlife Animals That You Can See During a Visit

Despite the extreme conditions, there are a variety of different species of animals that live in Antarctica.

To inspire your wildlife watching trip, here are the animals that live in Antarctica that we saw and what you can expect to see on a trip!

You will be briefed on this once you arrive onboard and you will be reminded of this daily.

Ethical Wildlife Viewing In Antarctica

– Never chase wildlife – Try to keep quiet and understand you are in their habitat. – Let them have their space.

Tips for being ethical while viewing wildlife in Antarctica:

Antarctic Penguins

There are 17 different species of penguins found in Antarctica. Only the Emperor Penguin and Adelie Penguin make the Antarctic continent their home.

Chinstrap Penguins

These small penguins are named for the fact that they have a distinctive black band around their neck, which looks remarkably like a chinstrap.

Best Expedition Cruises for Viewing Penguins

- South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari - Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica - Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle

Whale-watching is one of the great draws on an Antarctica cruise along with bird watching and standing in awe of amazing landscapes.

Whales (Rorquals)

Humpbacks are migratory, so they only travel to the Antarctic in summer, when the water is warmer and the ocean is filled with krill.

Humpback Whale

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