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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Weddell seal about to dive, Cape Evans

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
15 Mar 1911
Materials: 
Carbon print
Dimensions: 
43.0 x 60.1 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580006
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Photograph of a Weddell Seal climbing up a bank of ice prior to diving into sea. The Weddell seal is named after the navigator James Weddell (1787-1834) who discovered the species in the course of his various Antarctic expeditions. The seal is only found in Antarctica. It can stay under water for up to an hour, reaching depths of around 2,000 feet (600m).

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