Take a Lovely Two-Minute Tour of Antarctica From the Air

A brief helicopter trip around Italy’s Mario Zucchelli Research Station

Antarctica is a wildly diverse continent. A glaciated landmass larger than Europe, Antarctica has it all: volcanoes buried in icelakes buried in icemountains, rivers and streams...buried in ice. Oh, and that one bit that doesn't have any ice.

In the video above, photographer Enrico Sacchetti takes us on a fun little helicopter tour around one part of the southern continent, the coastal terrain near the Italian Mario Zucchelli Research Station. The Italian station is just off Antarctica's Ross Sea, not too far from the American McMurdo station.

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