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Discovering Antarctica: where the sea foams like arrowroot

Today is Antarctica Day 2019!

Sixty years ago, on 1st December 1959, the Antarctica Treaty was signed to protect this vast continent’s environment and to promote international scientific cooperation. Fifty-four countries are signatories to the Treaty, including Chile, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom.

Photograph by Felipe Arruda These pictures are unique and originals. All rights reserved by the artist.

During December we will mark this special anniversary by sharing stories about the cultural heritage of this remarkable continent.

It is our great pleasure to be partnering in this series with the outdoor explorer and travel photographer, Felipe D. Arruda, who has generously permitted us to share his stunning images of contemporary Antarctica. Find out more about his work at and on Instagram @ felipeviajandonviaje

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