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Tag: Half Moon Island

  • Saturday, November 30th 2019 - 06:44 UTC

    Swimming with penguins and whales off Antarctica Peninsula

    Antarctica, a land of adventure without rulers, is “like the heart of the Earth”, according to Marcelo Leppe, director of the Chilean Antarctic Institute.

    “It's like getting stabbed,” a tourist exclaims as he plunges into the three degree Celsius water, all under the intrigued gaze of a group of penguins. All around Half Moon Island, off the Antarctic Peninsula, blocks of ice of all sizes float by on a calm sea, their varying forms resembling weightless origami shapes.