This inspiring slideshow presents the breathtaking Antarctic images and stories of John Paul Caponigro Antarctica is a remote region of overwhelming grandeur and stunning beauty, it has global significance geophysically, biologically, and sociologically. It is a climate indicator and regulator that affects global weather and ocean currents. The highest, driest, windiest, coldest continent, it contains 90% of the world's iceberg mass and 68% of the world's fresh water. This crystal desert contains the lowest biotic diversity yet is surrounded some of the richest oceanic biotic diversity. Only recently discovered in 1820, Antarctica has never had an indigenous culture and will remain an international territory devoted to science until 2048, and hopefully beyond that time, providing a shining example for all global cooperative efforts.
“They say, ‘You go as a tourist and return as an ambassador.’ That's certainly been my experience. I've been captivated by Antarctica. My work regarding Antarctica is multi-faceted: digital photography workshops in the region, lectures, publications, websites, travelling exhibits, and collaborative efforts with artists and scientists. I continue to seek new opportunities to raise awareness of and promote conscientious action in Antarctic and related issues.” - John Paul Caponigro