Discover Antarctica With Us – Snow, ice, water, rock, sky. The stark surroundings of Antarctica and the enormousness of its ice shelves and mountain ranges make for an elemental beauty that can haunt you for the rest of your life. Nothing compares and no where else on earth can so heighten feelings of humanity’s insignificance and nature’s grandeur. The wildlife, including emperor penguins, leopard seals and minke whales, are not afraid of humans, allowing for spectacular and surreal close encounters. Governed by 29 nations, this continent/country is primarily dedicated to scientific research but it’s also one of the planet’s regions that most visibly affected by global warning; as parts of the continent melt, others grow, leaving scientists to debate what it all actually means.