McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. The area of ice-clogged waters and a McMurdo Sound ice shelf are a source of important researches for the scientists. According to them, in places like these the primitive types of life might have started.
The amazing ice formations on the surface and stunning underwater world in McMurdo Sound are hidden from the curious eyes of human beings. Only the scientists and a very few tourists happen to have a glimpse to this enigmatic world. The wildlife is also very impressive here: orcas, seals, Adelie and Emperor penguins are few of the Antarctic animals spotted in McMurdo. The landscapes along with the Nacreous clouds make an impression of a different planet.
Those few tourists who visit Antarctica usually go to Antarctic Peninsula, but the visits to the other parts including McMord are growing. Although it is complicated to run tourism here, there are some options. Some adventurers even find themselves a job on a ship, so they get the opportunity to visit this remote, but definitely a spectacular place to see at least once in your lifetime.
Why to go there?
Antarctica is definitely one of the most remote places on Earth, housing the most unspoiled beauty you can possibly think of.
When to go there?
During Antarctic summer – from November to March. Other part of the year is extremely cold and dark.
How to get there?
IAATO and Spirit of Enderby offer cruises to Antarctica. Also flights from Punta Arenas (Chile), Cape Town (South Africa) and Qantas (Australia) are available.
Watch the Antarctic underwater life in the ice shelf from the Werner Herzog’s movie about Antarctica:
Listen to the surreal seal sounds near McMord Station from the Werner Herzog’s movie about Antarctica: