The short Antarctic cruising season kicks off later this year, and the short four months that it's possible to see the bleak, beautiful, undiscovered continent offer a lens into natural life on this uninhabited island. And really, how better to see it than by private jet and yacht?

See the gallery above for stunning images of Antarctica, based on an expedition with private jet company Chapman Freeborn. Read about the expedition here.

Image credits: The Fox Family