For photographers, without doubt, the best time to travel is early in the Antarctic season. This is when the landscape and wildlife it at its most pristine and you will be able to capture images showing incredible ice formations and penguins set against a classic white backdrop. Typically this is the time that most of the professional images you see of Antarctica are taken. Travelling later in the season the snow and ice recede leaving grey stone backdrops and the penguin colonies are dirty and muddy. Our when to go section breaks down by month what you can expect to find in Antarctica.
The remote region of Antarctica is a photographer's paradise. From stunning ice statues and breath-taking reflections to peppy penguins and unique marine mammals there will be something to catch your photographic eye at every turn. The rugged wilderness landscape is unlike anything you will experience anywhere else in the world.
Although the wildlife in Antarctica is truly unhabituated, the penguins appear completely unfazed by human presence which enables photographers close-up encounters without disturbing the peace.