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Antarctica by drone – Tour our 5th largest continent from above

Fly through ice formations and see the seemingly-endless landscapes in context of boats and people, from the huge icebergs extending down into the deep blue water, to the snow-covered mountains, to the whales swimming...

Emperor Penguins Speed Launch Out of the Water

We've seen a video of penguins rocketing out of the water as if powered by jets, but we've never seen it happen from underwater... until now. In this National Geographic clip, photographer Paul Nicklen captures how th...

Antarctica’s Ice Formations: Volcanic ice caves & undersea brinicles

The caves of Mount Erebus, Antarctica's only active volcano, hide fragile and sparkling secrets: spectacular ice stalagmites, stalactites, shards, and feather-like crystals that form from the volcanic steam and gases ...

Among the stone pile nests of Gentoo Penguins

Watch and listen as these Gentoo Penguins breed, feed, and waddle among their stone pile nests in colonies around the sub-Antarctic islands. Gentoo females lay two eggs, and both parents share nest and offspring care....

The Seventh Continent: Flying a helicopter over Antarctica

Filmed by Enrico Sacchetti from a helicopter near the Mario Zucchelli Research Station at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, this soaring journey over mountainous white landscapes really reveals both...

An animated map of the bedrock beneath Antarctica’s ice sheet

What is beneath the world’s largest ice sheet? Compiled by the British Antarctic Survey and made from “millions of new measurements, including substantial data sets from NASA’s ICESat satellite and ...

Two months in 5 minutes: Breaking ice on an icebreaker boat

Marine scientist and Stanford PhD student Cassandra Brooks narrates a two month long time-lapse view from an icebreaker — a specially-designed ship with “a strengthened hull, an ice-clearing shape, and the...

Earth Touch: Antarctica Ep2 – The animals of South Georgia Island

Two South African filmmakers and ecologists travel to South Georgia Island and Antarctica to film the animals that live on the seventh continent. In this episode from EarthTouch.tv, meet the trusting seals and pengui...

The Best Bloopers from Penguins – Spy in the Huddle

A series of clumsy penguin outtakes from the BBC’s Penguins - Spy in the Huddle, narrated by David Tennant. (Updated video link.) The documentary team disguised 50 cameras — as penguins, rocks, snowballs, ...

Ice Cores – Measuring Earth’s atmosphere from 20,000 years ago

When you drill 364 meters (1194 feet) down into Antarctic ice, taking out a cylindrical section called an ice core, you can measure the Earth's temperature and carbon dioxide levels from over 20,000 years ago. Infor...

Penguin babies taking their first steps

Penguin babies (specifically Emperor Penguin babies in Antarctica) taking their first steps! From The March of the Penguins, narrated by Morgan Freeman. Updated video.

Charlie Bird meets some cuddly seals

Charlie Bird meets some cuddly seals while traveling through Antarctica.  Watch more videos with pinnipeds (aquatic, fin-footed mammals). Thanks, @LondiniumFlora.

Ice calving, Holgate Glacier at Kenai Fjords, Alaska

This is a huge mass of ice ”calving" or breaking away from Holgate Glacier at Kenai Fjords in Alaska. We found this video after watching this ice “explosion” that was shot in Wilhelmina Bay, Antarct...

Underwater Recording of Seal Calls

This clip includes rarely-heard underwater sounds of seals swimming below the ice in Antarctica. From Werner Herzog’s 2007 documentary, Encounters at the End of the World. via Gizmodo.