Discover Antarctica's biological diversity

King Penguins on the beach on Macquarie Island
King Penguins on the beach on Macquarie Island (Photo: Kerry Steinberner)

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest land mass on earth, so you may be surprised at the diversity of life to be found on the continent and in its surrounding waters.

Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity. Follow the links below to explore some of the amazing assortment of plants, animals and microscopic creatures that call the Antarctic and subantarctic regions home.