The Antarctic continent has a reason why it is called “Kingdom of Ice”; the continent is literally covered with a thick ice sheet that reaches up to an average of 1,5 miles (2.4km). The average altitude of the continent is 1,4 miles (2.3km), which is remarkably high compared to other continents.

Antarctica iceberg arch
Photo: Christopher Michel, Flickr

Photographer Marsel van Oosten organizes yearly photographic tours to Antarctica (in November usually), with a small group of like-minded photo enthusiasts.
While at it, he produces videos like the one below which really shows the beauty of this frozen world.

Antartica isn’t the only place he travels: Namibia, Botswana, Svalbard, Iceland, Falklands, Japan, Zambia are only a few of them.
He won the overall title International Nature Photographer of the Year in the International Photography Awards two times in a row, his awards include First Prize in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, First Prize in Nature’s Best International Photography Awards, two First Prizes in the Travel Photographer of the Year, and several awards in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

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