Animals to Look For in Antarctica

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If you’re an adventurous soul that is choosing to brave the cold and travel to Antarctica, you are in for a real treat. Traveling to this arctic continent will not just grant you incredible views, but you will also have the opportunity to see so many unique animals in their natural habitats. These are just some of the animals you need to look out for when you travel to Antarctica.

Emperor and Chinstrap Penguins

Everyone knows that there are penguins in Antarctica, but there are actually so many different types to look out for. Two of the most beautiful and famous types of penguins are Emperor and Chinstrap penguins. The Emperor penguins have that classic look and are probably the ones you first think of, whereas the Chinstrap penguins have a defined black line under its head (which is where it gets the “chinstrap” name).

Orca Whales

Although they are nicknamed “killer” whales, you do not want to miss an opportunity to see one of these beautiful creatures up close. Their iconic white and black patterned body is a magnificent sight.

Elephant Seals

Elephant seals definitely don’t look like your typical seal. Instead of having a rounded nose, these seals have what looks like a hanging trunk–not far off from an elephant. These creatures are huge and definitely worth marveling at during your trip!