Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest, emptiest, coldest place on earth. An ice sheet covers all but 2.4 percent of Antarctica's 14 million square kilometers.
Explorers first reached the South Pole in 1911.
Because Antarctica lies in the southern hemisphere, seasons there are the opposite of seasons in the north — summer runs from October to February and winter covers the remainder of the year.
The Olympic Games are a major international event featuring summer and winter sports.
is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere.
Are giant birds found on every continent except Antarctica.
Whales are very large marine mammals, that live in the oceans.
Are cold-blooded or ectodermic reptiles that are classified under the Order Testudines.
Are medium sized whales belonging to the Monodontidae family and found in the Arctic regions all year round.
Are large graceful wading birds with long-legs, long-necks and long beaks belonging to the family Coconiidae.
Is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent,
is one of the world's seven continents.
Short about Antarctica
is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole.