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Antarctica in December: Is It The Best Time To Visit?

By: Capturing Travel

Destination: ANTARCTICA

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Among the various months, December seems a prime contender for those who wish to explore this remote continent. In the article below, we delve into the unique aspects of Antarctica in December, exploring the weather, wildlife, and remarkable opportunities this month offers for adventurers and photographers alike.

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Benefits of Travelling to Antarctica in December

1. Enjoy Abundant Daylight Hours! 2. Observe Thriving Wildlife. 3. You May Get Lucky to Witness Penguin Chicks Hatching. 4. Humpback Whale Sightings at their best! 5. Easier Access and Wider Exploration!

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As one of the continent’s warmest months, it offers a noticeable reprieve from the frigid conditions of the austral winter. In December, average temperatures in some parts of Antarctica, especially along the Antarctic Peninsula, can range from -2°C to 8°C (28°F to 46°F).

Weather in December in Antarctica

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Wildlife at it's best

December stands out as the perfect time for wildlife enthusiasts and wildlife photographers to embark on an Antarctic expedition, as it ushers in the start of the Austral summer, a period brimming with astonishing opportunities to witness and capture the continent’s diverse and thriving wildlife.

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December is a remarkable time to witness the joyful emergence of baby penguins in Antarctica, particularly along the Antarctic Peninsula (late December to early January) and the Falkland Islands (from early December). This is when the much-anticipated hatching of penguin chicks takes centre stage, breathing new life into the stark landscapes of the southern continent.

You Will See Penguin Eggs (And Possibly Penguin Chicks)

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Long hours of daylight & stunning sunsets

’s a fantastic time for exploration and photography, as the sun barely dips below the horizon (only for 2-3 hours a day), allowing for the magical experience of witnessing the continent bathed in a soft, continuous glow. Antarctica cruises taken in December offer better value for money – you get more time to explore and enjoy the scenery!

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