AirPano is a not-for-profit project created by a team of photographers from Russia whose main focus is on high-resolution, aerial panoramic photographs. Typically, the shots are taken from a helicopter, but the team has not limited themselves to only one form of transport. In this case, they traveled to Antarctica, which is one of over 200 famous locations on Earth that they have visited in order to photograph. When viewed on large screens, panoramic photography can create an illusion that the viewer is actually present "in the picture" since they feature 360° panoramas of the highest possible quality.
Antarctica is the Earth's southernmost part and contains the geographic South Pole. There are no permanent residents of this continent and there are between 1,000 and 5,000 people who reside there over the course of the year, at research stations.