There is a lot to be said about the Google Street View, it is one of those things that you either love or hate, but Google Maps is a different prospect altogether as these images take you to places where you have never been before such as these images of Antarctica.
According to a blog posting by Alex Starns, Technical Program Manager, Street View on the Lat Long blog he said;
Back in September 2010, we launched the first Street View imagery of the Antarctic, enabling people from more habitable lands to see penguins in Antarctica for the first time. Today we’re bringing you additional panoramic imagery of historic Antarctic locations that you can view from the comfort of your homes. We’ll be posting this special collection to our World Wonders site, where you can learn more about the history of South Pole exploration.
Source [Oh Gizmo]