Blood Falls Overview
Considered to be one of the most unique places to visit in Antarctica, the Blood Falls is nothing less than a scientific and visual wonder. The waterfall is bright red in colour and originates from the Taylor Glacier in McMurdo’s Dry Valleys in Antarctica. Scientists have attributed this to the fact that life exists in the waters of the Blood Falls in the form of minute, iron-rich microbes that were frozen in time due to the formation of the surrounding glaciers almost two million years ago. The microbes have existed in this five-storey blood red waterfall with no heat or light and very little oxygen all these years.

Location: Taylor Glacier, McMurdo’s Dry Valleys, Victoria Land, East Antarctica

Highlights: bright red waterfall, helicopter rides
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