Weddell seal in profile, Antarctica

The Wildlife of Antarctica

Animals spring to life under the midnight sun, as native penguin and seal species compress the cycle of life into a short season, and migratory birds and whales take advantage of the ocean’s rich bounty. Each day in Antarctica affords a new opportunity to witness nature at work.

Bald Eagles: with vision far more acute than a human’s, these raptors—named for their white heads and necks—feast mostly on fish and carrion.

The Wildlife of the Great Lakes

The great lakes are an ideal animal habitat with vast swaths of protected shoreline and an array of natural parks and wilderness areas. Here, a diverse ecosystem exists surrounded by spruce, fir, pine and maple forests, with steep granite cliffs and flat coastal wetlands.