HomeAboutActivitiesMapsPhotosPublicationsNews
 
Home >> Antarctic biodiversity >> Antarctic Peninsula
Size Pixels Download  
small 800 x 531 Download  
medium 2200 x 1462 Download  
original 3008 x 2000 Download  
Uploaded on Monday 13 Sep 2010 by Peter Prokosch

Antarctic Peninsula

Year: 2010
From collection: Antarctic biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Antarctica is the coldest and windiest place on Earth. It is also the driest, because it has receives about an average of 50mm of precipitation in the form of snow a year, which is about the same as what hot deserts receive in rain. There is, however, ice covering 98 percent of Antarctica, with only about two percent of the land mass ice-free. This ice contains 70 percent of the world's fresh water. All the vertebrates in Antarctica are dependent on the sea for feeding or are migratory and do not stay on the continent through the winter.
Views: 1034     Downloads: 319     Rating: 5
Relevant links:
Gentoo Penguin colony at Chilean research station, Antarctic Peninsula
Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes Weddellii), Antarctic Peninsula
Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis Antarcticus), Antarctic Peninsula
Gentoo Penguins  (Pygoscelis Papua), Antarctic Peninsula
Adélie Penguin feeding young, Antarctic Peninsula
Gentoo Penguins (Pygoscelis papua), Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsular
Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) , Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsular
Whale bones on the beach, Antarctic Peninsula
;