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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The Terra Nova in McMurdo Sound

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
7 Jan 1911
Materials: 
Carbon print
Dimensions: 
58.2 x 73.0 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580008
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Photograph of McMurdo Sound with melting icebergs in the foreground which are reflected in the sea. In the background is the "Terra Nova" and in the far distance the western mountains of Victoria Land. Ponting took this view of the Terra Nova while standing on the shifting ice floes. The ship had reached Antarctica only a few days previously and Ponting was enthusiastically exploring the area. He was impressed by the ice formations in the foreground, which show a berg in the final stages of melting.

Further details

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Photographs