Antarctic Desert is the largest desert in the world, it is located in the southern hemisphere in the continent of Antarctica. It covers an area of 14.2 million square kilometres (5.5 million square miles). It is also the coldest desert on Earth, even colder than the planet’s other polar desert, the Arctic.The ice that covers the area is on average 2.45 kilometres (1.5 miles) thick. There is almost no vegetation in Antarctica, so the animals that live there are mostly carnivores, such as penguins, albatrosses, whales, and seals. Antarctica’s waters are abundant with sea life, including fish, krill, and sea sponges.