Amazing Antarctica Photos
Antarctica is known as “no mans land”. The territory situated south to the parallel 60 of the austral hemisphere is open to scientific exploration and any military activity is forbidden. The name of the continent means opposite to the Arctic (in Greek, arktos means bear-the connection is not with polar bears, but with the constellations of Bears). Although in Historic period, the geographers concluded in the existence of a territory in the southern sees similar to the northern one, Antarctica was officially recognized in 1820, when a Russian voyage (Mikhail Lazarev si Faddey Faddeyevich Bellinsgauzen) laid eyes for the first timeon the frozen landmass.