New visitors to the frozen continent are always blown away by its sheer beauty.
Photographer Joe Michael captured something of this when he led an expedition targeting the icebergs around the edge of Antarctica.
Scientist Tim Naish is Director of the Antarctic Research Centre and an expert on the melting ice-sheets – he’s Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which produces regular updates on global warming.
What’s happening to the ice-sheets? Will we be seeing dramatic changes including a rising sea level?