Air New Zealand Winners Spend Two Weeks in Antarctica

Antarctica is the last unspoiled place on earth — extreme one day and beautiful the next. Last year, Air New Zealand searched the globe to send one passionate person to Antarctica to join National Geographic photographer, Jason Edwards, on an epic adventure to help show the importance of the impact that climate change has on our planet.

With almost 2,000 applicants, picking one was too difficult, so instead two talented young people, Marli and Michael, were given the opportunity of a lifetime. These two winners put their survival skills to the test and captured life on the ice. From collecting samples of microbes to spending the day hanging out with Adelie penguins, this experience helps draw worldwide attention to the environment in Antarctica.

Check out the journey and head to antarctica.airnewzealand.com for the testimonials and pictures from the adventure, as well as to learn more about Air New Zealand’s partnership with Antarctica New Zealand and the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI).