by Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Monday 28 October 2013

AdvertisementBah, humbug! Did Willy Wonka make his way to Antarctica or what? Oyvind Tangen, a Norwegian sailor, was on board a research vessel 1,700 miles south of Cape Town and 660 miles north of the Antarctic a few years back, when he spotted the striped eye-candy floating on the waters.

The stripes are formed naturally over centuries. Nature clearly got the memo about nautical stripes coming back in season.

Air New Zealand is giving you the chance to spend two-weeks in Antarctica with National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards. You will track wildlife, ice-shelf formations and learn from the researchers at New Zealand’s Antarctic base. We think this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for passionate LAEM readers, so enter here. Go on, make a difference.